Friday, April 3, 2015

Whitman's "Verdict of Battle" on New Books in History

Just posted over at New Books in History is an interview with James Q. Whitman, Yale Law School, concerning his Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War (Harvard University Press, 2012), which, as NBH has it, “dissects the law behind eighteenth century European land wars. Whitman’s impressive attempt to sort out the intellectual path of the laws of war leaves us with a clearer understanding of the factors that narrowed the scope of destructive warfare in the 18th century.”