War and peace : Alberico Gentili and the early modern law of nations / by Valentina Vadi.
Leiden Boston : Brill | Nijhoff, 2020.
1 online resource.
Legal history library ; volume 37/14. International Law E-Books Online, Collection 2020, ISBN ; 9789004419070.
Formatted Contents Note
The Varied Fortunes of Alberico Gentili The Adventurous Life of Alberico Gentili Gentili, International Law, and the Humanities Gentili and the Law of Nations Gentili and the Law of War Gentili and the Law of the Sea Gentili and the Injustice of Empire Alberico Gentili and Hugo Grotius Conclusions
"This treatise investigates the emergence of the early modern law of nations, focusing on Alberico Gentili's contribution to the same. A religious refugee and Regius Professor at the University of Oxford, Alberico Gentili (1552-1608) lived in difficult times of religious wars and political persecution. He discussed issues that were topical in his lifetime and remain so today, including the clash of civilizations, the conduct of war, and the maintenance of peace. His idealism and political pragmatism constitute the principal reasons for the continued interest in his work. Gentili's work is important for historical record, but also for better analysing and critically assessing the origins of international law and its current developments, as well as for elaborating its future trajectories".
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.