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Les origines du droit international public et le concept de discours fondateur

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A history of international law that dates back beyond modern times is it possible. If so, under what conditions it is. Centre of the research, these two questions received, especially in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century (golden age of research that focuses on the history of law), and the most diverse answers. Flowering theses even such that a first reading would leave believing that there is more to contemporary to choose, spoiled for choice. Regarding the first question, the two possible answers have been advanced as strongly supported by prestigious names. The deniers also face the armed affirmative, also persuasive. Regarding the second question, a range of shades is available to researchers. This chapter discusses the primacy given to the concept of international law in researching the history of the law of nations, and the operation of non-concept of international law.

Keywords: international law; law of nations; epistemological primacy; deniers



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