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The Last Waltz of the Law of NationsA Translation of The 1803 Edition of de Rayneval's The Institutions of Natural Law and the Law of Nations$
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Joseph-Mathias Gérard de Rayneval

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198725138

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198725138.001.0001

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On the State of War and of Peace

On the State of War and of Peace

(p.142) Book Three On the State of War and of Peace
The Last Waltz of the Law of Nations

Jean Allain

Oxford University Press

Book Three has Rayneval taking the reader through the Law of Nations as it relates to war and peace. A focus is placed on the origins, causes, effects, and conduct of war both on land and at sea. The right of conquest in considered, including prisoners, hostages, as well as civilians in conquered territory. This Book also examines the various principles governing alliances and the role of Neutral Powers in times of war. Where the seas are concerned, Rayneval considers the role of Neutrals Powers, of the right to visit in times of war, of Letters of Marque, and the taking of Prizes. Where peace is concerned, Rayneval speaks of the nature and obligations flowing from peace treaties and invokes mediation as the sole basis of third-party dispute settlement.

Keywords:   alliances, Joseph-Mathias Gérard de Rayneval, French foreign policy, laws of maritime warfare, Letter of Marque, peace treaties, peaceful settlement of disputes, right of conquest, war

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