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The Law of Nations

(Natural Law and Enlightenment Classics)

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The great eighteenth-century theorist of international law Emer de Vattel (1714–1767) was a key figure in sustaining the practical and theoretical influence of natural jurisprudence through the Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. Coming toward the end of the period when the discourse of natural law was dominant in European political theory, Vattel’s contribution is cited as

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Published June 9th 2008 by Liberty Fund Inc. (first published January 1st 1982)
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