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acknowledgments The editors would like to thank Nikolas Funke, Ken Goodwin, Tim Hochstrasser, Amanda McKeever, Norman Vance, and Stefania Tutino for extensive scholarly labors which have immeasurably improved this edition. Ian Gazeley, Julian Hoppit, Istvan Hont, Michael Sonenscher, Gabriella Silvestrini, and Brian Young deserve thanksforhelponspecific points of fact. Thanks are also due to Laura Goetz, Diana Francoeur, and the editorial team at Liberty Fund, who saw the manuscriptthrough press with outstanding professionalism. Support for the research underpinning this edition was provided by the School of Humanities Research Fund at the University of Sussex, the British Academy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, and the the case, a debt of gratitude is owed to our wives and families, and also to our colleagues in intellectual history at Sussex, Fribourg, and Lausanne. Our greatest debt, however, is to Knud Haakonssen who, master editor that he is, guided us with patience and good humor throughthe minefieldof modern editorial practice. Béla Kapossy Richard Whatmore History Department of the University of Lausanne. As is always This page intentionally left blank. the law of nations This page intentionally left blank. the LAW OF NATIONS, or, PRINCIPLES of the LAW OF NATURE, Applied to the Conduct and Affairs OF NATIONS AND SOVEREIGNS. from the french of monsieur de vattel. Nihil est enim illi principi Deo qui omnem hunc mundum regit, quod quidem in terris fiat, acceptius, quam concilia coetusque hominumjure sociati, quae civitates, appellantur.1 Cicero, Som. Scip.2 a new edition, Revised, corrected, and enriched with many valuable Notes never before translated into English. london: printed for g. g. and j. robinson, paternoster-row. 1797. 1. “For to the Supreme God who governs this whole universe nothing is more pleasing than those companies and unions of men that are called cities.” 2. Somnium Scipionis (Scipio’s Dream) in Cicero, De republica. This page intentionally left blank. ...


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