Universality and Continuity in International Law

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Modern international law is universal. It establishes a common legal framework for all States across the globe. This law-based modern world order can be traced back to earlier origins rooted in the law of nations as it has developed in Europe since the late 18th century. Universality and Continuity in International Law shows that research in the history of public international law cannot be limited to a European perspective, but should cover the cultural traditions of other regions that tend to be increasingly integrated into current public international law. The book originates in a symposium, coordinated and organized by the Franz von Liszt Institute for International and Comparative Law at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. It is a fine collection of articles by outstanding scholars from various disciplines (law, history, theology, and philosophy) and various continents (Asia, North America, and Europe), dealing with interesting topics about universality and continuity in international law.