THE

LAW OF NATIONS

OR

PRINCIPLES OF THE LAW OF NATURE APPLIED TO THE CONDUCT AND AFFAIRS OF
NATIONS AND SOVEREIGNS

FROM THE FRENCH OF
MONSIEUR DE VATTEL.

"Nihil est enim illi principi Deo qui omnem hunc mundum regit, quod quidem in terris fiat, acceptium, quam concilia coestusque hominum jure sociati, quæ civitates appellantur." Cicero, Som Scip. [1]

FROM THE NEW EDITION, BY

JOSEPH CHITTY, Esq. Barrister At Law

WITH ADDITIONAL NOTES AND REFERENCES,
By EDWARD D. INGRAHAM, Esq.

PHILADELPHIA:
T. & J.W. JOHNSON & CO., LAW BOOKSELLERS,
No. 535 CHESTNUT STREET.
1883.

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Section Title

Prefaces to the several editions

 

Detailed Table of Contents

 

Preliminaries

 

Book I

OF NATIONS CONSIDERED IN THEMSELVES

Book II

OF A NATION CONSIDERED IN HER RELATION TO OTHER STATES

Book III

OF WAR

Book IV

OF THE RESTORATION OF PEACE: AND OF EMBASSIES

Index

 

Commentaries by Chitty and others

 

[1] Should be: Nihil est enim illi principi deo, qui omnem mundum regit, quod quidem in terris fiat, acceptius quam concilia coetusque hominum iure sociati, quae civitates appellantur.


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