Readership: Scholars and students of legal history, historians of political thought, political theorists,
classicists, and scholars of international law.
Edited by Benedict Kingsbury, Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for International Law and Justice at New York University School of Law, and Benjamin Straumann, Alberico Gentili Fellow at New York University
Benedict Kingsbury is Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for International Law and Justice at New York University School of Law. He also directs NYU Law School's Program in the History and Theory of International Law, with Martti Koskenniemi. He is the editor, with Benjamin Straumann, of Alberico Gentili, The Wars of
the Romans. De armis Romanis, trans. David Lupher (OUP, 2010), and, with Hedley Bull, Adam Roberts et al, of Hugo Grotius and International Relations (OUP, 1990).
Benjamin Straumann is Alberico Gentili Fellow at New York University. He is the author of Hugo Grotius und die Antike. Römisches Recht und römische Ethik im frühneuzeitlichen Naturrecht (2007), and the editor, with Benedict Kingsbury, of Alberico Gentili, The Wars of the Romans. De armis Romanis, trans. David Lupher (2010).
""[T]he contributions are of a uniformly high quality, and the entire project design is sound. Particularly praiseworthy is the integration of interdisciplinary voices into the discussion of early modern international affairs... The editors should be congratulated for bringing this effort to fruition, marking what may be anew turn in the scholarship of international legal history, one that properly emphasizes the intellectual, social, and cultural contexts of the subject."- American Journal of International Law"
"The editors are to be congratulated without reservation for their cardinal - and beautiful - accomplishment." - Andreas Wagner,
European Journal of International Law, vol. 23 no. 3
"Kingsbury and Straumann have made a dramatic bid to place Roman law at the foundation of international law. ... The reviewer has been hugely stimulated and challenged by this work, to begin to think out for himself just how important Roman law inspiration was for the practice of states in international law. ... I am sure that other readers willing to engage with the exacting and sometimes confusing scholarship of this book will be stretched to their own limits in trying to make sense of the history of international law." - Anthony Carty, Leiden Journal of International Law
1: Benedict Kingsbury and Benjamin Straumann: Introduction
Part I A Just Empire: The Roman Model
2: John Richardson: The Meaning of imperium in the Last Century BC and the First AD
3: Clifford Ando: Empire and the Laws of War: A Roman Archaeology
4: Diego Panizza: Alberico Gentili's De armis Romanis: The Roman Model of the Just Empire
5: David Lupher: The De armis Romanis and the exemplum of Roman Imperialism
6: Benjamin Straumann: The Corpus iuris as a Source of Law Between Sovereigns in Alberico Gentili's Thought
Part II Gentili and the Law of War
7: Noel Malcolm: Alberico Gentili and the Ottomans
8: Christopher Warren: Gentili, the Poets, and the Laws of War
9: Peter Schröder: Vitoria, Gentili, Bodin: Sovereignty and the Law of Nations
10: Pärtel Piirimäe: Alberico Gentili's Doctrine of Defensive War and Its Impact on Seventeenth-Century Normative Views
11: Randall Lesaffer: Alberico Gentili's ius post bellum and Early Modern Peace Treaties
12: Alexis Blane and Benedict Kingsbury: Punishment and the ius post bellum
Part III Law Between, Beyond and Within Sovereigns
13: Lauren Benton: Legalities of the Sea in Gentili's Hispanica Advocatio
14: Jeremy Waldron: Ius gentium: A Defense of Gentili's Equation of the Law of Nations and the Law of Nature
15: Martti Koskenniemi: International Law and raison d'état: Rethinking the Prehistory of International Law
16: Anthony Pagden: Gentili, Vitoria, and the Fabrication of a 'Natural Law of Nations'