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A Schoolmaster Abolishing Homework? Vattel on Peacemaking and Peace Treaties

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Since ancient times, the conclusion of a peace treaty has been the common way to end hostilities and to restore peaceful relations after war. Nevertheless, in Early Modern Europe, peace treaties became more crucial instruments of international relations than ever before. Between the end of the Middle Ages and the late 17th century, peace treaties became far more elaborate and detailed. To the extent that peace treaties remained a fairly marginal subject, doctrine did not follow suit. In relation to peacemaking and peace treaties, Emer de Vattel did not stray far from the path laid out by Christian Wolff. He covered almost all the same subjects and questions, and in most cases, adhered to the views of his 'master'. In general, he made somewhat more references and concessions to contemporary peace treaty practice and was often more concise, to the point, and systematic.

Keywords: Christian Wolff; Emer de Vattel; peace treaties



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