04 July 2019

BOOK: Simone ZURBUCHEN (ed.), The Law of Nations and Natural Law 1625-1800 [Early Modern Natural Law; 1] (Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff/Brill, 2019), ISBN 978-90-04-38420-0. OPEN ACCESS, 26 SEP 2019

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Book abstract:
The Law of Nations and Natural Law 1625-1800 offers innovative studies on the development of the law of nations after the Peace of Westphalia. This period was decisive for the origin and constitution of the discipline which eventually emancipated itself from natural law and became modern international law. A specialist on the law of nations in the Swiss context and on its major figure, Emer de Vattel, Simone Zurbuchen prompted scholars to explore the law of nations in various European contexts. The volume studies little known literature related to the law of nations as an academic discipline, offers novel interpretations of classics in the field, and deconstructs ‘myths’ associated with the law of nations in the Enlightenment.
Table of contents:
  Simone Zurbuchen 

Part 1 
Teaching the Law of Nations 
1 Natural Law for the Nobility? The Law of Nature and Nations at the Erlangen Ritterakademie (1701–1741) 
  Katharina Beiergroesslein and Iris von Dorn 
2 Serving Danish Foreign Policy: Andreas Hojer’s De eo quod iure belli licet in minores (1735) 
  Mads Langballe Jensen 
3 The Law of Nations at the Naval Academy in Copenhagen around 1800: the Lectures of Christian Krohg 
  Thor Inge Rørvik 
4 The Law of Nations in German historia literaria and Encyclopaedias in the Eighteenth Century 
  Frank Grunert 

Part 2 
The Law of Nations from the Peace of Westphalia to the Enlightenment 
5 Pufendorf on the Law of Sociality and the Law of Nations 
  Kari Saastamoinen 
6 The International Political Thought of Johann Jacob Schmauss and Johann Gottlieb Heineccius: Natural Law, Interest, History and the Balance of Power 
  Peter Schröder 
7 Men, Monsters and the History of Mankind in Vattel’s Law of Nations 
  Pärtel Piirimäe 
8 Guarantee and Intervention: the Assessment of the Peace of Westphalia in International Law and Politics by Authors of Natural Law and of Public Law, c. 1650–1806 
  Patrick Milton 

Part 3 
The Law of Nations and the ‘École romande du droit naturel’ 
9 Born to Rule: Burlamaqui and Rousseau on the Education of Princes 
  Lisa Broussois 
10 Defining the Law of Nations: the École romande du droit naturel and the Lausanne Edition of Grotius’ De jure belli ac pacis (1751–1752) 
  Simone Zurbuchen 
11 Vattel’s Doctrine of the Customary Law of Nations between Sovereign Interests and the Principles of Natural Law 
  Francesca Iurlaro 
12 The Circulation of the École romande du droit naturel in Eighteenth-Century Italy 
  Elisabetta Fiocchi Malaspina 

(source: ESILHIL Blog)

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