The Laws of War: Extracts from "A Précis Of The Laws Of The Modern Nations Of Europe Based On Treaties And On Custom."
By George Frederic de Martens. (Georg Friedrich von Martens,)
Second edition. Gottingue 1801
Translated by: Susan Howard
Taken from the Gallica website
Link: De Martens
The majority of the Book concerns international law and diplomacy in general. I have only translated the two chapters which relate to the conduct of a war. The table of contents is page XIX.
This is a document written by a legal and diplomatic expert; I have attempted to put it into readable English, chiefly by splitting up the sentences, but where I am not sufficiently sure of the meaning to paraphrase I have left a sentence in literal form. I have omitted those footnotes which only refer to other works on the subjects and left in those which provide examples or references to specific incidents. Words in italics are largely technical terms which were in italics in the original, or which do not translate easily.
Anyone who wishes to study the matter in more detail should consult the original. Feel free to point out any errors in the translation.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2005
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