نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
استاد مطالعات خاورمیانه و شمال آفریقا در دانشگاه اوبرلین (Oberlin) آمریکا.
عنوان مقاله [English]
This article is a summary of the fifth chapter of a book with the above title written by Mohammad Jafar Mahallati. It is under print by HarvardUniversity. This article is a search in the Persian-Islamic culture in order to find the roots of Medieval thoughts on international humanitarian regulations in war.
With reference to legal writings in the early centuries of Islam, then focusing on the Persian culture before Islam, and bringing facts from Avesta, Shahnameh, Mowlana's Masnavi, the author attempts to show that Persian culture in essence, has delicately considered the concept of ethics in war be it the cause of war, or the quality of war.