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Imagining world order : literature and international law in early modern Europe, 1500-1800

Author: Chenxi Tang
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In early modern Europe, international law emerged as a means of governing relations between rapidly consolidating sovereign states, purporting to establish a normative order for the perilous international world. However, it was intrinsically fragile and uncertain, for sovereign states had no acknowledged common authority that would create, change, apply, and enforce legal norms. In Imagining World Order, Chenxi  Read more...
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Tang, Chenxi, 1968-
Imagining world order.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018025998
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chenxi Tang
ISBN: 9781501716911 1501716913
OCLC Number: 1028900348
Awards: Short-listed for Oscar Kenshur Book Prize 2019 (United States)
Description: xii, 341 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The old world order dissolving --
The poetics of international legal order --
International order as tragedy --
International order as romance --
The divergence between international law and literature around 1700 --
The novel and international order in the eighteenth century.
Responsibility: Chenxi Tang.

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