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The Legacy of Vattel's Droit des gens

Editors: Stapelbroek, Koen, Trampus, Antonio (Eds.)

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  • Reassesses the complicated legacy of Emer de Vattel’s Droit des gens, first published in 1758 but whose legacy endured until well into the twentieth century
  • Explores how Vattel’s work shaped international law, international relations theory, political thought and diplomatic practice
  • Takes a new approach to Vattel’s work and intellectual history more widely, investigating the complex reception history of the book and its historical context, beyond the text itself
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This edited collection offers a reassessment of the complicated legacy of Emer de Vattel’s Droit des gens, first published in 1758. One of the most influential books in the history of international law and a major reference point in the fields of international relations theory and political thought, this book played a role in the transformation of diplomatic practice in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. But how did Vattel’s legacy take shape? The volume argues that the enduring relevance of Vattel’s Droit des gens cannot be explained in terms of doctrines and academic disciplines that formed in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Instead, the chapters show how the complex reception of this book took shape historically and why it had such a wide geographical and disciplinary appeal until well into the twentieth century. The volume charts its reception through translations, intellectual, ideological and political appropriations as well as new practical usages, and explores Vattel’s discursive and conceptual innovations. Drawing on a wide range of sources, such as archive memoranda and diplomatic correspondences, this volume offers new perspectives on the book’s historical contexts and cultures of reception, moving past the usual approach of focusing primarily on the text. In doing so, this edited collection forms a major contribution to this new direction of study in intellectual history in general and Vattel’s Droit des gens in particular.


About the authors

Koen Stapelbroek is Associate Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His research focuses on intellectual history and political thought.

Antonio Trampus is Professor of Modern History at Ca’ Foscari University Venice, Italy. His research focuses on cultural history and constitutionalism.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Legacy of Vattel’s Droit des gens: Contexts, Concepts, Reception, Translation and Diffusion

    Pages 1-25

    Stapelbroek, Koen (et al.)

  • Vattel as an Intermediary Between the Economic Society of Berne and Poland

    Pages 29-52

    Szymanski, Radoslaw

  • “A Poor Imitation of Grotius and Pufendorf?” Biographical Uncertainties and the Laborious Genesis of Vattel’s Droit des gens

    Pages 53-76

    Ieva, Frédéric

  • The Citizen’s Right to Leave His Country: The Concept of Exile in Vattel’s Droit des gens

    Pages 77-93

    Carrera, Alberto

  • The Foundations of Vattel’s “System” of Politics and the Context of the Seven Years’ War: Moral Philosophy, Luxury and the Constitutional Commercial State

    Pages 95-133

    Stapelbroek, Koen

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Legacy of Vattel's Droit des gens
Editors
  • Koen Stapelbroek
  • Antonio Trampus
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23838-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23838-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23837-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 296
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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