An Enquiry Into the Foundation and History of the Law of Nations in Europe, from the Time of the Greeks and Romans, to the Age of Grotius; In Two Volumes Volume N . 1

An Enquiry Into the Foundation and History of the Law of Nations in Europe, from the Time of the Greeks and Romans, to the Age of Grotius; In Two Volumes Volume N . 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ...Religion had in other times an evident, and if I may so say, a formal effect, upon their Law of Nations. The follower of Mahomet was commanded by the volume of his duty (0) to wage war on Christianity, and to slaughter its professors; (n) A flight enumeration of some few of them has beert made by Dr. Falconer, in his Remarks on the Influence of Climate. B. 6. Chap. 3. Some of them also are to be found scattered up and down the bulky work of Anderson on Commerce. (0) fflcomi, Chap. 8.40. and and his very mode of making proselytes was by the sword, f)' On the other hand we find nothing so common in the, public affairs of Europe, (more particularly in former times, when its danger was more to be dreaded, ) than to take arms for the defence of Christianity against the Turks; and the Family of Austria whose power and zeal in that service were greater than others, derived at one time, much profit from an attention to these prejudices, (q) Of the fame nature with this, were the motives for those desolating wars known by the name of the Crusades; in which the extirpation of Infidels, and the recovery of a Country (p) See Mod. Un. Hist. 1. 248. Octav. In more antient days also, the profession of Christianity was the cause of enmity from the Persians to the Romans. u I will never give "peace to the Emperor of Rome," (Heraclius) laid Chofroes, "till he has abjured his crucified God, and em"braced the worship of the Sun."--Gibbon's Dec. and Fall, Cha. 46. (f) A compliance also with these prejudices, formerly produced an opinion in England, that it was against the Common Law to make a Treaty with Infidels. 4 Inst. 155See the Chapter on the. Influence of Treaties and Conventions. fairly possessed according to the maxims of the world;...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236533089
  • 9781236533081