Articles by Dainius Tomas Balcytis
Middle Ages to the Modern World: Grotius and the modern laws of war
While various customs and traditions of war-making have been there since the beginning of written history, the idea of “laws” that all sides should obey crystalised in the context of early modern European politics. The philosophical challenges posed ...
The military ethics of the Teutonic Knights.
Despite the fact that Northern Crusades are quite often overlooked in Western historiography, it is hard to deny that they have played a significant role in the formation of Eastern Europe and the history of crusading. Holy war on the shores of t...