War and Society in Revolutionary Europe, 1770-1870

War and Society in Revolutionary Europe, 1770-1870

by Geoffrey Francis Andrew. Best
     
 

Civilization has long sought to limit the violence and ugliness of war. War and Law Since 1945 traces the recent history of these efforts, and explores important contemporary issues in the area. Geoffrey Best shows how the Second World War prompted reconstruction of international law, and charts the fortunes of its relations with war since then. He critically

Overview

Civilization has long sought to limit the violence and ugliness of war. War and Law Since 1945 traces the recent history of these efforts, and explores important contemporary issues in the area. Geoffrey Best shows how the Second World War prompted reconstruction of international law, and charts the fortunes of its relations with war since then. He critically surveys the whole range of contemporary armed conflicts—high-tech international wars, wars of national liberation, revolutionary risings, and civil wars. Far more than a litany of the trouble-spots and tragedies of the second half of the twentieth century, this book offers an original and thought-provoking approach to contemporary history, law, politics, and ethics, and will be essential reading for anyone concerned with war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195205015
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/13/1986
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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