Emergence of the modern science of international law in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is usually attributed to Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) and other “founders of international law.” Based on the belief that “all seventeenth and eighteenth-century writers of international law had their own particular political context in mind when writing about the law of nations,” this book sheds light on some worldly aspect of the early writers of the law of nations (i.e., the former name for international law). Studied here are the writings of seven German court councilors, namely, Samuel Rachel (Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (Hannover), Adam Friedrich Glafey (Saxony), Johann Adam Ickstatt (Würzburg-Bamberg), Samuel von Cocceji (Prussia), Johann Jacob Moser (Würtemberg and Hessen-Homburg) and Emer de Vattel (Saxony).
Theory and Politics of the Law of Nations
Political Bias in International Law Discourse of Seven German Court Councilors in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Tetsuya Toyoda, Akita International University
Wim Decock, Max-Planck-Institute for Legal History, Frankfurt
In Theologians and Contract Law, Wim Decock offers an account of the moral roots of modern contract law. He explains why theologians in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries built a systematic contract law around the principles of freedom and fairness.
Amnon Altman, Bar-Ilan University
This book offers a unique survey of legal practices and ideas relating to international relations in the Ancient Near East between 2500 and 330 BCE.
Tilmann J. Röder, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
Around 1900, standard contracts and clauses spread throughout international industries such as transport, insurance and finance. The "earthquake clause", which was globally introduced by reinsurers after the 1906 San Francisco catastrophe, exemplifies this paradigmatic change of the law.
Nathaniel Berman, Brown University
Tracing our current preoccupation with nationalist, ethnic, and religious conflict to the “cultural Modernist” revolutions of the early twentieth century, this volume draws on cultural studies, postcolonial theory, and psychoanalysis to offer a radical reinterpretation of contemporary ...
Janwillem Oosterhuis, Maastricht University
This book illustrates the influence of early human rights and mass industrialisation on the right to (physically) enforce performance of obligations in France, the German territories and the Netherlands during the nineteenth century. It provides background information to the harmonisation of a ...
Raymond Kubben, Tilburg University
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Tessa G. Leesen, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
The 'school controversies' between the Sabinians and the Proculians continue to be the focus of debate in Roman law. The present volume attempts to determine what gave rise to these controversies by associating them with legal practice and the use of topic-related argumentation.
Edited by Jan Hallebeek & Harry Dondorp, VU University Amsterdam
This study deals with the concept of contracts for a third-party beneficiary, which is nowadays generally accepted in Western European jurisdictions. The subject is discussed in its development through the ages as well as from the perspective of present-day comparative law.
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