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Published: 31 August 2021

320 Pages

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ISBN: 9780198755531


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The Right of Sovereignty

Jean Bodin on the Sovereign State and the Law of Nations

Daniel Lee

The History and Theory of International Law

  • Examines the origins of the principle of sovereignty in the legal and political thought of its most influential theorist, Jean Bodin
  • Investigates Bodin's use of Roman and canon law in crafting the conceptual foundations of a modern theory of state sovereignty
  • Explores many aspects of Bodin's theory overlooked in modern scholarship, including empire, slavery, citizenship, the legal permissibility of war and conquest, and the theory of rights and obligations