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ENQUIRY INTO THE FOUNDATION AND HISTORY OF THE LAW OF NATIONS IN EUROPE: FROM THE TIME OF THE GREEKS AND ROMANS, TO THE AGE OF GROTIUS.

Ward, Robert P.


Item #: 4084

Pages: 2v.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2004.

Subjects: COMPARATIVE LAW, EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, LEGAL HISTORY

Since the sixteenth century the law of nations wasdominated by the theory of natural law, which posited theexistence of legal principles shared by all ages, places andpeoples. This theory shaped the work of such major juristsas Grotius, Pufendorf and Selden. It was enshrined duringthe eighteenth century by advocates of the Enlightenment.Ward rejected this theory. A Romantic, he had no use foruniversal systems. Instead, he appreciated the uniquenessof cultures and the differences between the past and thepresent. One of the first to apply Romantic ideas to thesubject, he treated the law of nations as a malleableconcept that changed considerably since antiquity.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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