International Law in Antiquity by David J. BedermanInternational Law in Antiquity by David J. Bederman

International Law in Antiquity

byDavid J. Bederman

Paperback | February 26, 2007

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This study of the origins of international law combines techniques of intellectual history and historiography to investigate the earliest developments of the law of nations. Containing up-to-date literature and archaeological evidence, it reevaluates the critical attributes of international law. David J. Bederman focuses on three essential areas in which law influenced ancient state relations--diplomacy, treaty-making and warfare--in a detailed analysis of the Near East (2800-700 BCE), the Greek city-states (500-338 BCE), and Rome (358-168 BCE). A fascinating study for lawyers, ancient historians and classicists alike.
David J. Bederman is Professor of Law at Emory University.
Title:International Law in AntiquityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:February 26, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521033594

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Maps; 1. A methodological introduction: this study and its limitations; 2. State relations in ancient civilizations; 3. Religion and the sources of a law of nations in antiquity; 4. Making friends: diplomats and foreign visitors in ancient times; 5. Making faith: treaty practices amongst ancient peoples; 6. Making war: the commencement and conduct of hostilities in ancient times; 7. Civilization and community in the ancient mind; Topical bibliography; Index.

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"...elegant...a welcome contribution." The American Journal of International Law