A History of the Law of Nations, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

A History of the Law of Nations, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
A History of the Law of Nations, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from A History of the Law of Nations, Vol. 1I am acquainted with but three noteworthy attempts at the writing in the English language of a History of International Law. The earliest, the tentative effort of Robert Ward, is represented by two highly useful and interesting but incomplete volumes published in 1795. The later work of Hosack is slight and formless. Wheaton's History of the Law of Nations in Europe and America from the Earliest Times to the Treaty of Washington, 1842, excellent as it is in its handling of two centuries, touches but lightly upon the pre-Grotian history, and has moreover been long unprocurable by the majority of readers. Under these circumstances the ordinary English inquirer in this branch of study must seek his information either in foreign texts or, under, it may be, the guidance of the late Mr W. E. Hall's monumental general treatise, in the embarrassingly rich literature of State Papers, Memoirs and Collections of Treaties. Convinced that in the prosecution of the historical method will be found the only really satisfactory way to the right understanding of the character and claims of International Law, I have embarked upon the attempt to write a brief History of the foundation and development of International Law as a science. I have in the present volume endeavoured to trace the gradual evolution of the State System of the modem civilised World and to mark the sources of that composite Law of Nations of which Grotius in the seventeenth century is commonly deemed to have been the Father. In a second volume I hope to follow System and Law in their later expansion. Having incorporated in the text considerable portions of a volume published in 1893 I have retained, in a secondary place, its title of "The Science of International Law."About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.