TREATISE ON THE LAW OF WAR: BEING THE FIRST BOOK OF HIS QUAESTIONES JURIS PUBLICI
Item #: 65128
Pages: xxxiv, 218 pp.
Published: OE; Farrand and Nicholas et al; Reprinted in 2008.
Subjects: LEGAL HISTORY, MILITARY LAW
A title in the Lawbook Exchange series Foundations of theLaws of War, Joseph Perkovich, General Editor. A Treatise onthe Law of War addresses the customs of land and seawarfare. A notably humane work, it condemns actions againstcivilians and advocates the fair treatment of prisoners ofwar. Du Ponceau's able translation is prefaced by abiography of the author, a table of cases, an index ofcitations from the Corpus Juris Civilis and an annotatedbibliography of civil law treatises cited or referred to bythe author. This latter item, which lists editions andtranslations, is interesting for its insights into theAmerican reception of the civil law in the early 1800s.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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