Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2013

ISSN

0002-9300

Publisher

Harvard University Press

Language

en-US

Abstract

This is a brief review of The Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War (2012), by James Q. Whitman, a remarkably erudite and original contribution to scholarship on military history and the law of war. It sketches the work’s compelling historical arguments and then critiques its (comparatively modest) polemical dimensions and normative conclusions.

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