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The Roots of The Law of War in World History

Michael Bryant

Michael Bryant is Professor of History and Legal Studies, Bryant University, USA. He is the author of Confronting the “Good Death:” Nazi Euthanasia on Trial, 1945–53 (2005) and Eyewitness to Genocide: Jewish Witnesses, West German Courts, and the “Operation Reinhard” Trials, 1956–1966 (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A World History of War Crimes : From Antiquity to The Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Stone Age warfare On August 11, 1880, William Tecumseh Sherman, the commanding general of the United States Army and former Civil War general, stood before a cheering crowd of five thousand veterans in Columbus, Ohio. The gales of applause...

Introduction: Ancient Animals

Linda Kalof

Linda Kalof is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University and author of Looking at Animals in Human History and editor of The Animals Reader: The Essential Classic and Contemporary Writings. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity Volume 1

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...When the earliest versions of the story of Gilgamesh were being written on clay tablets around 2100 bce, the role of animals in ancient human societies was critical, compelling, and pervasive. But the centrality of animals to human cultures...

Introduction: Food and Commensality in the Near East

Paul Erdkamp

Paul Erdkamp is Professor of Ancient History at the Flemish Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He is author of Hunger and the Sword; Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars; and The Grain Market in the Roman Empire; and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Food in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Cultural History Chapter

...Agricultural Revolution The Epic of Gilgamesh tells the story of the primitive Enkidu and of Gilgamesh, a citizen of the city of Uruk. Enkidu, a wild man from...

Mobility Impairment

A Cultural History of Disability in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...IntroductionAt an unknown moment in the second or third century CE, mourners gathered in a cemetery at Casalecchio di Reno (near modern Bologna, Italy) to bury the remains of a member of their community. The remains of the adult man...

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Janet H. Tulloch

Janet H. Tulloch is a Contract Instructor in the College of Humanities at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is author of several articles on Women and Antiquity including: "Devotional Visuality and Family Funerary Monuments in the Roman World," "Women Leaders in Family Funerary Banquets," and "Art and Archaeology as an Historical Resource for the Study of Women in Early Christianity." Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...In this digital age, where the events of last week seem like a decade ago, younger readers might be wondering what significance the cultural history of women who lived 2,500 to 1,000 years ago has for them. Let me begin to answer...

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Gerald Stone

Gerald Stone FBA is an Emeritus Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, UK. He is the author of The Smallest Slavonic Nation: The Sorbs of Lusatia and numerous other books and articles on aspects of the language and culture of the Wends, Sorbs and Kashubs, including an Upper Sorbian-English Dictionary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Slav Outposts in Central European History : The Wends, Sorbs and Kashubs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...This is a history of the westernmost Slavs, known as Wends, who towards the end of the first millennium AD were settled in the area between the Elbe-Saale line, in the west, and the upper Oder and Lower Vistula, in the east. They are those...

Marduk’s Return

Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...All abbreviations herein are in accordance with the list of abbreviations found in the U–W volume of The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary (CAD), viii–xxix, which can be accessed online...

Memory Shift

Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...τὸν δὲ περὶ τὴν Ἑλλάδα τόπον μυρίαι μὲν φθοραὶ κατέσχον ἐξαλείφουσαι τὴν μνήμην τῶν γεγονότων(‘But a myriad destructions have fallen upon the region of Greece, wiping out the memory of events.’)ἢ τίς οὐ παρ’ αὐτῶν ἂν τῶν συγγραφέων μάθοι...

The Sacred and the Symbolic

A Cultural History of Animals in the Modern Age Volume 6

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...Six to seven ravens are kept in the Tower of London at all times under the charge of the Yeoman Ravenmaster. They are given the run of the grounds, but their wings are trimmed on one side to prevent them from flying very far. Official...

Trade

A Cultural History of Western Empires in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...In the middle of the second century ce, a Greek-speaking merchant from Egypt undertook a trade journey to Muziris on the western coast of Southern India. The ship on which he undertook the long trip through the Red Sea along the Arabian...