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This front matter section of the book The Roots of International Law: Liber Amicorum Peter Haggenmacher contains the table of contents, and a foreword in French text. The book presents contributions from leading international lawyers from different countries, generations and angles with the aim of highlighting the multifaceted history of international law. It analyses the origins and foundations of the international legal order. A particular attention is devoted to Hugo Grotius as one of the founding fathers of the law of nations. Several contributions further question the positivist tradition initiated by Vattel and endorsed by scholars of the 19th Century. This immersion in the intellectual origins of international law is enriched by an inquiry into the practice of the law of nations, including its main patterns and changing evolution as well as the role of non-western traditions and the impact of colonization.

Keywords: colonization; Hugo Grotius; international law; international legal order; law of nations; positivist tradition; Vattel



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