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Traditions of War

Karma Nabulsi

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780198294078
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599972 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198294077.001.0001
Traditions of War

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This book examines wars and military occupation, and the ideas underlying them. The search for these ideas is conducted in the domain of the laws of war, a body of rules that sought to regulate the practices of war and those permitted to fight in it. This work introduces three ideologies: the martial, Grotian, and republican. These traditions were rooted in incommensurable conceptions of the good life, and the overall argument is that their differences lay at the heart of the failure fully to resolve the distinction between lawful and unlawful combatants at successive diplomatic conferences of Brussels in 1874, the Hague in 1899 and 1907, and Geneva in 1949. Based on a wide range of sources and a plurality of intellectual disciplines, the book places these diplomatic failures in their broader social and political contexts. By bringing out ideological continuities and drawing on the social history of army occupation in Europe and resistance to it, the book both challenges and illuminates the understanding of modern war.

Keywords: army occupation; Brussels Conference; Europe; Geneva Peace Conferences; Grotian tradition; Hague Peace Conferences; ideologies of war; lawful combatants; laws of war; martial tradition; military occupation; republican tradition; resistance; social history; traditions of war; unlawful combatants; wars

Book.  306 pages. 

Subjects: International Relations

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