The Law of Nations in Political Thought

A Critical Survey from Vitoria to Hegel

  • Charles Covell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 200-231

About this book


Charles Covell examines the law of nations encountered in the work of major political thinkers from Vitoria to Hegel. He explains how these thinkers contributed to the current theories of natural law and just war and how they played a key role in the elaboration of the principles which are central to the modern system of the law of nations.


Francisco de Vitoria Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Jean-Jacques Rousseau John Locke law political thought Thomas Hobbes work

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles Covell
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  1. 1.University of TsukubaJapan

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