The Rights of War and Peace: Political Thought and the International Order from Grotius to Kant

The Rights of War and Peace: Political Thought and the International Order from Grotius to Kant

by Richard Tuck
     
 

This book is the first fully historical account of the formative period of modern theories of international law. It sets the scene with an extensive history of the theory of international relations from antiquity down to the seventeenth century. Professor Richard Tuck examines the arguments over the moral basis for war and international aggression, and links the

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This book is the first fully historical account of the formative period of modern theories of international law. It sets the scene with an extensive history of the theory of international relations from antiquity down to the seventeenth century. Professor Richard Tuck examines the arguments over the moral basis for war and international aggression, and links the debates to the writings of the great political theorists such as Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Kant.

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"Tuck's work is an erudite tour de force on the intellectual origins in the West of the morality of maintaining international order....The book is recommended for anyone interested in the history of international law."—Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780198207535
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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