The Law of Nations in Early American Foreign Policy

Author: Willem Theo Oosterveld
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004305688
Format: PDF, ePub
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In The Law of Nations in Early American Foreign Policy, Willem Theo Oosterveld provides the first general study of international law as interpreted and applied by the generation of the Founding Fathers.

Institutes of Divine Jurisprudence

Author: Christian Thomasius
Publisher: Liberty Fund
ISBN: 9780865975187
Format: PDF
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Christian Thomasius’s natural jurisprudence is essential to understanding the origins of the Enlightenment in Germany, where his importance was comparable to that of John Locke’s in England. First published in 1688, Thomasius’s Institutionum jurisprudentiae divinae (Institutes of Divine Jurisprudence) attempted to draw a clear distinction between natural and revealed law and to emphasize that human reason was able to know the precepts of natural law without the aid of Scripture. Thomasius also argued that his orthodox Lutheran opponents had failed to understand this distinction and thereby had confused reason and Scripture. In addition to the Institutes of Divine Jurisprudence, this volume contains significant selections from his Fundamenta juris naturae et gentium (Foundations of the Law of Nature and Nations), published in 1705. In Foundations Thomasius significantly revised the theory he had put forward in the Institutes, and much of the Foundations therefore is a paragraph-by-paragraph commentary on his earlier ideas. These works are a companion to Thomasius’s Essays on Church, State, and Politics, and together they provide the first-ever English presentation of this preeminent German thinker. Christian Thomasius (1655-1728) was a German philosopher and legal theorist. He was a cofounder of the University of Halle, where he was also a professor. Thomas Ahnert is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Edinburgh. Knud Haakonssen is Professor of Intellectual History at the University of Sussex, England.

The Roman Foundations of the Law of Nations

Author: Benedict Kingsbury
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199599874
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book explores ways in which both the theory and the practice of international politics was built upon Roman private and public law foundations on a variety of issues including the organization and limitation of war, peace settlements, embassies, commerce, and shipping.

The Whole Duty of Man According to the Law of Nature

Author: Samuel Pufendorf
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781376420425
Format: PDF, Kindle
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