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Author Alexandrowicz, Charles Henry, author.

Title Law of nations in global history / C.H. Alexandrowicz ; edited David Armitage and Jennifer Pitts
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 432 pages)
Series The history and theory of international law
History and theory of international law.
Contents Cover; C. H. Alexandrowicz; Copyright; Contents; 'This Modern Grotius': An Introduction to the Life and Thought of C. H. Alexandrowicz; I. THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE LAW OF NATIONS; 1. Kautilyan Principles and the Law of Nations (1965-​66); 2. Paulus Vladimiri and the Development of the Doctrine of Coexistence of Christian and Non-​Christian Countries (1963); 3. Mogul Sovereignty and the Law of Nations (1955); II. ASIA AND THE LAW OF NATIONS; 4. 'Jus Gentium' and the Law of Nature in Asia (1956); 5. Some Problems in the History of the Law of Nations in Asia (1963)
6. Le Droit des Nations aux Indes Orientales: Aux XVIe, XVIIe, XVIIIe siècles (1964)7. Grotius and India (1954); 8. Freitas Versus Grotius (1959); 9. The Discriminatory Clause in South Asian Treaties in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (1957); 10. A Persian-​Dutch Treaty in the Seventeenth Century (1958); 11. Puffendorf-​Crull and the Afro-​Asian World (1968-​69); 12. A Treatise by J. H. G. Justi on Asian Government (1960-​61); 13. Doctrinal Aspects of the Universality of the Law of Nations (1961); 14. G. F. de Martens on Asian Treaty Practice (1964)
15. The Continuity of the Sovereign Status of China in International Law (1956)16. The Legal Position of Tibet (1954); 17. Is India a Federation? (1954); III. AFRICA AND THE LAW OF NATIONS; 18. Le rôle des traités dans les relations entre les puissances européennes et les souverains africains: Aspects historiques (1970); 19. The Partition of Africa by Treaty (1974); 20. The Role of Treaties in the European-​African Confrontation in the Nineteenth Century (1975); 21. The Role of German Treaty Making in the Partition of Africa (1980)
22. The Juridical Expression of the Sacred Trust of Civilization (1971)IV. THE RECOGNITION OF NEW STATES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW; 23. Empirical and Doctrinal Positivism in International Law (1974-​75); 24. The Theory of Recognition in Fieri (1958); 25. The Quasi-​Judicial Function in Recognition of States and Governments (1952); 26. Israel in Fieri (1951); 27. New and Original States: The Issue of Reversion to Sovereignty (1969); 28. The New States and International Law (1974); 29. The Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States (1975); Bibliography of the Writings of C. H. Alexandrowicz
Summary The history and theory of international law have been transformed in recent years by post-colonial and post-imperial critiques of the universalistic claims of Western international law. The origins of those critiques lie in the often overlooked work of the remarkable Polish-British lawyer-historian C.H. Alexandrowicz (1902-75). This volume collects Alexandrowicz's shorter historical writings, on subjects from the law of nations in pre-colonial India to the New International Economic Order of the 1970s, and presents them as a challenging portrait of early modern and modern world history seen through the lens of the law of nations. The book includes the first complete bibliography of Alexandrowicz's writings and the first biographical and critical introduction to his life and works. It reveals the formative influence of his Polish roots and early work on canon law for his later scholarship undertaken in Madras (1951-61) and Sydney (1961-67) and the development of his thought regarding sovereignty, statehood, self-determination, and legal personality, among many other topics still of urgent interest to international lawyers, political theorists, and global historians
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 17, 2017)
Subject Alexandrowicz, Charles Henry.
Alexandrowicz, Charles Henry
International law -- History.
LAW -- International.
International law
Public international law.
History of international law.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Armitage, David, 1965- editor.
Pitts, Jennifer, 1970- editor.
ISBN 9780191820649