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A History of Military Occupation from 1792 to 1914

Peter M. R. Stirk


This is the first comprehensive comparative historical survey of military occupation from 1792 to 1914. Then as now military occupation engendered great passion, testing loyalty to community, patriotic commitment to resistance, against pragmatic need to compromise if not collaborate. The book shows how occupiers too were tested, often being revealed as restricted by allies, fearful of the occupied populations whose cooperation they needed, and as eager to escape from the burdens of military occupation as they had been to begin. The role of courts and codification, codification that still gover ... More

Keywords: Military Occupation, History, Laws of War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780748675999
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter M. R. Stirk, author
Durham University