Historical Forms of Just War Theory in Europe and Hungary

doi: 10.32565/aarms.2023.1.5


Just war thinking features the history of warfare from the beginning up to the 20th century. Just war thinking, however, did not have one unique frame, but it appeared in many forms. The theory of judgement of God, the mission-related theory, the law enforcement theory, the revolutionary, and finally, the regular war theory were the important forms of historical just war thinking. This article presents these theories and classifies them with the help of the main concepts of Saint Thomas Aquinas and the principal concepts of justice.


just war theory revolutionary war regular war theory judgement of God idea of the Holy Crown

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Boda, M. (2023) “Historical Forms of Just War Theory in Europe and Hungary”, AARMS – Academic and Applied Research in Military and Public Management Science. Budapest, 22(1), pp. 61–75. doi: 10.32565/aarms.2023.1.5.


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