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The Verdict of Battle
by James Q. Whitman
Harvard University Press, 2012
eISBN: 978-0-674-06811-7 | Cloth: 978-0-674-06714-1
Library of Congress Classification U22.W55 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 172.42

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Slaughter in battle was once seen as a legitimate way to settle disputes. When pitched battles ceased to exist, the law of victory gave way to the rule of unbridled force. Whitman explains why ritualized violence was more effective in ending carnage, and why humanitarian laws that view war as evil have led to longer, more barbaric conflicts.

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