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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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296 words

(σκυ̑λα). The spoils of war included the enemy's baggage, equipment, animals, money, and even their persons, which could be sold ...

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
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172 words

‘According to a former rule of the Law of Nations, all enemy property, public or private, which a belligerent could ...

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Michel Mervyn Austin

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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375 words

‘It is a law established for all time among all men that when a city is taken in war, the persons and the property of its inhabitants belong to the captors’ (...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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94 words
a form of prize which, when a ship was captured at sea, was permitted to be distributed among the captors at once. In an old definition it was everything that could be picked up by hand ... More

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