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1859

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Vattel, Emer de. The Law of Nations, or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns. Edited by Joseph Chitty. Philadelphia: T. & J. W. Johnson & Co., 1859.

Emer de Vattel (1714-1767) was an Enlightenment scholar of international law and an attorney from the Swiss principality, Neuchatel. His most famous work, Le Droit des Gens (Law of Nations, 1758), is a treatise on international law that describes the law of nations as a law of sovereigns. His essays cover a wide range of topics within that framework, from international treatises and the common law to structures of government and equality between nations. The work had a profound impact on early American thinkers and documents like the Declaration of Independence.

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