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Author Quabeck, Franziska

Title Just and Unjust Wars in Shakespeare
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, 2013


Description 1 online resource (272 pages)
Series Law & Literature
Law & Literature
Contents 1 Introduction; 2 Just War Theory; 2.1 Historical Development and Context; 2.2 Contemporary Principles; 3 Approaching Just War Theory in Shakespeare; 3.1 Pacifism versus Military Realism; 3.1.1 Political Responsibility; 3.1.2 Realism; 3.1.3 Measure for Measure; 3.1.4 Richard Crookback; 3.1.5 Richmond's Just War; 4 Just and Unjust Wars in Shakespeare; 4.1 Jus ad Bellum; 4.1.1 Legitimate Authority; 4.1.2 Just Cause; 4.1.3 Right Intention; 4.1.4 The Principle of Responsibility; 4.1.5 The Principle of Proportionality; 4.2 Jus in Bello; 4.2.1 Warriors; 4.2.2 Just and Unjust Conduct
4.2.3 Soldiers' Consent4.2.4 War Crimes; 4.2.5 Strategy and Morality; 5 Conclusion; 6 Bibliography; 7 Index
Summary Can war ever be justified and, if so, how? Just and Unjust Wars in Shakespeare demonstrates that this debate is not restricted to the philosophical discourse. This analysis of Shakespeare's plays, which focuses on the histories, tragedies and Roman plays in chronological order, brings to light that the drama includes an elaborate and complex debate of the ethical issues of warfare
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes In English
Print version record
SUBJECT Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- History, Military
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. fast (OCoLC)fst00029048
Subject War in literature.
Justice in literature.
Military history in literature.
DRAMA -- Shakespeare.
Justice in literature.
Military history in literature.
War in literature.
Krieg Motiv
Gerechter Krieg Motiv
Ungerechtigkeit Motiv
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110301113