The Classical Law of Nations (1500-1800)

48 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2010

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Randall Lesaffer

Tilburg Law School; KU Leuven - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 22, 2010

Abstract

This papers offers an overview of the main features and evolutions of the law of nations of Early-Modern Europe. After giving a brief outlay of the general characteristics of the classical law of nations and its jurisprudence, it addresses the laws of war and peace, diplomatic law and some legal questions referring to the expansion of Europe.

Keywords: international law, history, law of nations

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Lesaffer, Randall C. H., The Classical Law of Nations (1500-1800) (April 22, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1594444 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1594444

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