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Law and Christianity.
"The universal 'rights of man' and the international 'system of states' often appear as the crowning achievements of the Western political imagination for modern international relations. The quelling of religious wars across Europe under a stronger policy of toleration and the rise of territorial sovereignty set the tone for a form of international relations breaking free from Latin Christendom and the grip of the papacy. Yet longstanding scholarly attention on political citizenship and national sovereignty within Reformation Europe after the iconic 1648 Peace of Westphalia often disregards the ideological underside of universal natural rights claims in extra-European contexts of imperial conquest and colonial settlement. European assertions of a natural right to punish and subjugate populations deemed unfit to govern themselves and an exclusive right to private property in foreign lands, bolstered by biblical and theological justifications, provided legal armor to early modern and modern expansion in the Americas, Africa, and Asia"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction: International Relations beyond Westphalia Theocratic World Order and Religious Wars Spanish Dominicans and the 'Affair of the Indies' The Politics of Natural Law at Valladolid, 1550-1551 From Infidels to Savages : Empires of Commerce and Natural Rights The Scholastic Law of Nations, Native Occupation, and Human Solidarity Conclusion
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Print version: Lantigua, David M.. Infidels and empires in a new world order Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA Cambridge University Press, 2020.