Shakespeare and the just war tradition / Paola Pugliatti
- Pugliatti, Paola
- Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 
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- x, 249 pages ; 25 cm
- PART ONE. ETHICS AND WARFARE: THE JUST WAR TRADITION IN EUROPE -- 1. Christianity and the Ethics of Warfare -- 1.1. Augustine: War Ethics and the Roman Empire -- 1.2. The First Systematization of Canon Law: Gratian -- 1.3. Aquinas: Violence Public and Private -- 2. The Lay Tradition -- 2.1. John of Legnano -- 2.2. Honore Bouvet -- 2.3. Christine de Pisan -- 2.4. Alberico Gentili -- 3. The P̀acifist' Tradition -- 3.1. The Humanist Pacifists: More, Erasmus and Vives -- PART TWO. THEATRES OF WAR: OFFSTAGE AND ONSTAGE -- 4. Elizabetha Triumphans -- 4.1. T̀he Cause is Thine': war and Conquest in God's Name -- 4.2. Defence or Aggression? The Pressure of Perpetual War -- 4.3. Crisis -- 4.4. On the Stage -- 5. Marlowe et alii -- 5.1. The Extremities of War: Papists, Mahometans and Other Infidels -- 5.2. Civl Wars -- 5.3. War and National History -- 5.4. Sedition and Riot -- 6. Closer to Shakespeare -- 6.1. The Just War in Contemporary Tracts and Manuals -- PART THREE. SHAKESPEARE ON WAR AND PEACE -- 7. The Temper of War and Peace -- 7.1. The Blessings of Peace, the Evils of War -- 8. Ius ad bellum -- 8.1. Beginnings and Declarations of War -- 8.2. Causes Just and Unjust -- 8.3. Succession and Civil War -- 8.4. Aggression and Defence -- 8.5. Rebellion -- 8.6. Revenge -- 8.7. Killing the Tyrant -- 8.8. Just, Holy, Religious -- 9. Ius in bello -- 9.1. Before the Battle -- 9.2. War Leaders -- 9.3. Common Soldiers -- 9.4. Honour and Cowardice -- 9.5. The Legacy of Chivalry -- PART FOUR. HENRY V AND THE WARS OF OUR TIME -- 10. The Just War of Henry V -- 10.1. Old and New: a Moral View of War? -- 10.2. The Just Conquest of Henry V and its Appropriations -- 10.3. Further Appropriations: The Jurists' Point of View -- 10.4. The falsification of the causa belli -- 10.5. The Defence of Cultural Values -- 10.6. Responsibility -- 10.7. Proportionality and Discrimination -- 10.8. God's Hand and the Empire.
- "As an ìnnocent', which is to say non-specialist, reader of Shakespeare, I knew that one could find everything in his work, as in the Bible; what I had not imagined was that the Bard - what a devil of a man!-could also inspire one to reflect on a subject that so closely presses upon us today: the ethics of war. Paola Pugliatti's book, however, has obliged me to re-read him from this entirely new perspective.---Umberto Eco" "In Shakespeare, Paola Pugliatti writes, ẁar is ubiquitous'. Her examination of his use of war and of just war tradition in his work places it in the context of the prior development of this tradition during the late Middle Ages and the burgeoning debates about just war in Shakespeare's own time. Not only does her study add depth to understanding Shakespeare on war; it provides a primer on the development of the tradition of just war out of which the English debates of this period grew. Pugliatti's work is an important new addition to reflection on both Shakespeare and just war tradition.---James Turner Johnson, Distinguished Professor of Religion at Rutgers University, USA, and author of many books on just war tradition and its use" "Brought to light in this study is a connection between the treatment of war in Shakespeare's plays and the issue of the j̀ust war', which loomed large both in religious and in lay treatises of Shakespeare's time. The book re-reads Shakespeare's representations of war in light of both the changing historical and political contexts in which they were produced and of Shakespeare's possible connection with the culture and ideology of the European just war tradition. But to discuss Shakespeare's representations of war means, for Pugliatti, not simply to examine his work from a literary point of view or to historicize those representations in connection with the discourses (land the practice) of war which were produced in his time; it also means to consider or re-consider present-day debates for or against war and the kind of war ideology which is trying to assert itself in our time in light of the tradition which shaped those discourses and representations and which still substantiates our m̀oral' view of war."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780754659273 (hardback), 0754659275 (hardback), 9780754699644 (ebook), and 0754699641 (ebook)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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