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International law
(1,438 words)

[German version]

I. Overview

International law (IL) was established as a field in its own right during the early modern period (especially by Hugo Grotius, 1583-1645). The term  ius (A.2.) gentium, which originated in Roman law, established itself as its name. However, in antiquity this term did not mean IL but those concepts of  law in general that were assumed to be common to all peoples. This als…

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Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen), “International law”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12206530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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