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From the Publisher"This is a superb, comprehensive collection of the basic texts thatmake up the just war tradition. Some have been very difficult toget hold of and others have been translated for the first time. Itwill be an indispensable resource for all departments ofinternational affairs, ethics, war studies, peace studies and manyhistory departments." Times Higher Education, 25 May2007
"As a collection of key readings, each prefaced by editorialcomment, it can scarcely be bettered."
"An invaluable resource for many readers for years tocome...anyone interested in the history of western thought on thesubject of war will find [the volume] fascinating."
"On balance...The Ethics of War will serve as atremendous resource for students, teachers and writers for decadesto come. We owe its editors much gratitude for their diligentcompilation of a tremendous range of texts, and their carefulscholarly analysis of the arguments to be found within them."
David L. Perry, United States Army War College
"This superbly edited and thoughtfully organized collectionbrings together all of the essential texts of the just wartradition in one single volume. An outstanding achievement!"
George R. Lucas, Jr., U.S. Naval Academy
"A unique and extremely well-done collection of essays culledfrom every period of Western history – some of which werepreviously unavailable in English. This is an important anthology,one that should be read and re-read by any serious student of theperennial ethical problems of warfare."
Carl Ficarotta, US Air Force Academy
"This magnificent volume allows readers both to learnabout the past and from the past. It will be of greatvalue to historians, while those who are concerned with the burningcurrent issues of just war will appreciate the depth of analysis oftheir predecessors."
Jon Elster, Collège de France
"Although this book is primarily aimed at the academic market,anyone interested in the history of western thought on the subjectof war will find it fascinating"