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Wheaton, Henry. (1785-1848)

 

 

Wheaton, Henry. (1785-1848)

 

Elements of International Law. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1836.

Nussbaum calls this the "earliest systematic treatise on international law by an author of the Anglo-American group" and notes that "for the first time English and American materials were included on a large scale in the systematic discussion of international law." xi Wheaton deals with such issues as the inclusion of non-European, non-Christian states in the international legal community and humanitarian intervention, which he supports. Wheaton is the first writer to use the term international law rather than law of nations.

First published: 1836
Other edition in the Law Library's general collection:

Elements of International Law, 1936
Other editions in the Law Library (storage):
Elements of International Law, 1846
Elements of International Law, 1863
Elements of International Law, 1866
Elements of International Law, 1878
Elements of International Law, 1889
Elements of International Law, 1904



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