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The Last Waltz of the Law of Nations: A Translation of The 1803 Edition of de Rayneval's The Institutions of Natural Law and the Law of Nations

Joseph-Mathias Gérard de Rayneval

Abstract

This book is a translation of Rayneval’s 1803 classic Insitutions du droit de la nature and des gens. Having been translated into Spanish shortly after its appearance, les Institutions was the reference point for international law for much of the French- and Spanish-speaking world during the nineteenth century. As a result, arguably, les Institutions is the single most important text of international law to appear between the 1814 Congress of Vienna and the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. This book, the first ever English translation of Rayneval’s The Institutions of Natural Law and the Law of Nati ... More

Keywords: history, French diplomatic history, international law, history of international law, natural law, government, diplomacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198725138
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198725138.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph-Mathias Gérard de Rayneval, author