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An episode of norm change thus brings us back to the same phase on the loop—normative structure—but a different location in normative space. Only by viewing the long-run development of rules, in this case covering more than 200 years, can we perceive the spiral nature of the process. 3 offers a schematic depiction of the full analysis. Each turn through the cycle of norm change appears as a circle, with arrows indicating movement through the phases of the cycle (fig. 2). Each cycle modifies the normative context for events and debates that follow in time (moving left to right).

Though there would be, and are, ambiguities regarding whether specific actions are strictly necessary to the pursuit of war objectives, the implications for plunder followed. Vattel notes at the outset, however, that not only the sovereign but also “his entire Nation, down to the women and children,” are enemies in war and that “all that belongs to that Nation, to the State, to the sovereign, to the subjects of every age and both sexes, constitutes enemy property” (1916 [1758], 259). ” In fact, “it is not, generally speaking, contrary to the laws of war to plunder and lay waste to a country” (291–92, 295).

New rules regulated battlefield looting. But they said nothing against organized plunder in the service of the state. If anything, the regulation of looting made the armies more efficient tools of large scale cultural plundering for the state, as Napoleon would prove. 34 Prohibiting Plunder 9/21/07 3:33:50 PM Plunder and the Spoils of Victory The Veneration of art Prior to the Renaissance, painting and sculpture were viewed as crafts, or manual trades, and art works were generally identified not with a single artist but with a workshop.

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