An understanding of military occupation as a distinct phenomenon first emerged in the 18th century. This book shows how this understanding developed and the problems that the occupiers, the occupied, commentators and the courts encountered. It covers all major occupations including: France, Sicily, Greece, Belgium, Syria, Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Egypt, Korea, Peking, the Boer Republics; Latin America; and those related to the Napoleonic Wars, the Mexican-American War, the American Civil War, the Franco-Prussian War, the Russo-Turkish War, and the Spanish-American War ; An understanding of military occupation as a distinct phenomenon first emerged in the 18th century. This book shows how this understanding developed and the problems that the occupiers, the occupied, commentators and the courts encountered. ; Introduction: From Conquest to Occupation; 1. The Era of the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars; 2. European Occupations before 1870; 3. Military occupation and America: expansion and civil war; 4. The Franco-German war and occupation of France; 5. Codification of a Law of Occupation; 6. Occupations to the Eve of the First World War; 7. Occupations by the United States of America and the Spanish-American War; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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This book will be the benchmark text on military occupation since the French Revolution, and will be of significant interest to lawyers, political scientists and historians.
- William E. Scheuerman
Peter M. R. Stirk is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Durham University. His publications include The Politics of Military Occupation (Edinburgh University Press, 2009) and Twentieth-Century German Political Thought (Edinburgh University Press, 2006).