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ESSAY ON PRIVATEERS, CAPTURES AND PARTICULARLY ON RECAPTURES, ACCORDING TO THE LAWS, TREATIES, AND USAGES OF THE MARITIME POWERS OF EUROPE. TO WHICH IS SUBJOINED...

Martens, Georg Friedrich von


Item #: 61302

Pages: xx, 240, (4)pp.
Published: London; Printed for E. and R. Brooke and J. Ride; 1801. Reprinted in 2004.

Subjects: EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, INTERNATIONAL LAW, LEGAL HISTORY

Reprint of the first English edition. The Discourse is anextract from the author's Summary of the Modern Law of theNations of Europe (1789). Martens was a German diplomat andjurist who published several important treatises oninternational law. Like Bynkershoeck and Moser, Martensrejected the idea that international law derived from God ornature. Instead, it is an acquired behavior practiced bycivilized states. This perspective informs his Essay onPrivateers, which was one of the first books on the subject.A model of rational organization, it reduces its subject toa system grounded in a set of clear principles.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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