Vattel and the Seven Years’ War

Stapelbroek, Koen (2021) Vattel and the Seven Years’ War. In: Schröder, Peter, (ed.) Concepts and Contexts of Vattel's Political and Legal Thought. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 101-120.

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Vattel’s Law of Nations appeared in the midst of the Seven Years’ War. Vattel’s lasting fame was, however, not an instant effect of the initial reception of his main work as the Law of Nations spread throughout Europe on a much larger scale after its second enlarged edition was posthumously published in 1773. The context of the Seven Years’ War is nonetheless important. To understand the Law of Nations and its enduring legacy and influence on international law, constitutionalism and political thought, its immediate reception as well as its proximity to the mechanisms of diplomacy, war and peace need to be taken into account. By assessing the Law of Nations in the context of the Seven Years’ War and along with other sources of the time, Vattel’s position towards contemporary French, Prussian and British politics can be reconstructed.

Item ID: 69877
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781108784009
Copyright Information: © Cambridge University Press 2021
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2021 00:50
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430308 European history (excl. British, classical Greek and Roman) @ 50%
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430310 Global and world history @ 50%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130704 Understanding Europe’s past @ 100%
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