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1st Reply From: Kuehn, John T Dr CIV USA TRADOC <email@example.com> Subject: Re: REPLY: Sources for the Origins of the Rules of War () Date: March 9, 2010 12:40:33 PM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> General Orders 100, written by Francis Leiber. Discussed in Andrew J. Birtle, US Army Counterinsurgency Operations Doctrine, 1860-1941, chapter 2 (CMH, 2003). r John T. Kuehn CDR USN (ret) Associate Professor of Military History CGSC Ft Leavenworth 913-684-3972 2nd Reply From: Mac McIntosh <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>> Date: March 6, 2010 6:21:37 PM EST To: "firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>" <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>> Cc: David.Silbey <David.Silbey@alvernia.edu<mailto:David.Silbey@alvernia.edu>> Subject: Rules of War Augustine of Hippo wrote a treatise on 'just war' . He held that wars be for only just causes and then men regulate their behavior. Then came the Truce of God promulgated at Toulouges in 1027. It said that War could only be waged on Monday through Wednesday . Then in 1054 the Council of Narbonne declared that no Christian should kill another Christian for any reason whatsoever. When the 30 year war in what was to become Switzerland ended in 1648 , which BTW killed 8 million people ; Dutch jurist Huigh de Groot aka Grotius wrote 'The Rights of War and Peace' in an attempt to set up a framework to govern the conduct of war. Emmerich de Vattal wrote 'The Law of Nations' again attempting to somehow protect civilians from military actions. For all of the above Jenghiz Khan's thoughts seem to fill political and military leaders hearts to this day : " The greatest happiness is to vanquish your enemies, to chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth, to see those dear to them bathed in tears, to clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters. " Mac McIntosh ----- Original Message ----- From: Scott Hendrix <hendsn1@GMAIL.COM> Date: Friday, March 5, 2010 16:03 Subject: REPLY: Sources for the Origins of the Rules of War () To: H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU > 1st Reply > > From: James Ward < > Subject: Re: QUERY: Sources for the Origins of the Rules of War > Date: March 4, 2010 4:42:38 PM EST > To: H-NET Military History Discussion List < > > Perhaps one starts with the "classical" text, Hugo Grotius, _De jure belli ac pacis_ (1625). Observant of both the Dutch-Spanish War and the (fifty-year shorter) Thirty Years' War, Grotius knew whereof he wrote (even if he did not live long enough to see the final outcome of both struggles). > > James J. Ward > Professor of History > Director, Honors Program > Cedar Crest College > 100 College Drive > Allentown, PA 18104-6196 USA > tel 610 437 4471 x 3402 > fax 610 606 4614 > firstname.lastname@example.org > > > 2nd Reply > > From: Treb Courie < > Subject: Re: QUERY: Sources for the Origins of the Rules of War > Date: March 4, 2010 5:24:44 PM EST > To: H-NET Military History Discussion List < > > Gary Solis, a noted scholar on the law of armed conflict (his personalized license tag even reads "LOAC"), just recently published a book entitled, "The Law of Armed Conflict." I have not yet read it, but a quick scan of the table of contents showed that it was a fairly comprehensive treatment. > > Treb Courie > Major, U.S. Army > > > Original Message: > >>>> Scott Hendrix < 03/04/10 3:16 PM >>> > From: Abrigon Gusiq < > Subject: Origins of the Rules of War > Date: March 3, 2010 6:35:40 PM EST > To: H-NET Military History Discussion List < > > > What books are their that show the history of the development of the Rules of War, as well as perceived failures? > > Failures like the Vatican outlawing caltrops, we now call them land mines? And Crossbows, we now call them Rifles/Pistols/Automatic weapons? > > But also what was allowed to be used on a battlefield, treatment of prisoners, parole and more? > > Mike Adams > Alaska > > > ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----