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Infidels and empires in a new world order : early modern Spanish contributions to international legal thought / David Lantigua (University of Notre Dame, Indiana).

Author/Creator:
Lantigua, David M. author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Series:
Law and Christianity
Law and Christianity
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 356 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1484-1566 -- Influence.
Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1484-1566.
International law -- Spain -- History -- 16th century.
Indigenous peoples (International law) -- History -- 16th century.
Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History -- 16th century.
Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Indigenous peoples (International law).
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.).
International law.
Spain.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"The universal 'rights of man' and the international 'system of states' often appear as the crowning achievements of the Western political imagination for modern international relations. The quelling of religious wars across Europe under a stronger policy of toleration and the rise of territorial sovereignty set the tone for a form of international relations breaking free from Latin Christendom and the grip of the papacy. Yet longstanding scholarly attention on political citizenship and national sovereignty within Reformation Europe after the iconic 1648 Peace of Westphalia often disregards the ideological underside of universal natural rights claims in extra-European contexts of imperial conquest and colonial settlement. European assertions of a natural right to punish and subjugate populations deemed unfit to govern themselves and an exclusive right to private property in foreign lands, bolstered by biblical and theological justifications, provided legal armor to early modern and modern expansion in the Americas, Africa, and Asia"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: International Relations beyond Westphalia
Theocratic World Order and Religious Wars
Spanish Dominicans and the 'Affair of the Indies'
The Politics of Natural Law at Valladolid, 1550-
From Infidels to Savages : Empires of Commerce and Natural Rights
The Scholastic Law of Nations, Native Occupation, and Human Solidarity
Conclusion
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-345) and index.
Other format:
Online version: Lantigua, David M., Infidels and empires in a new world order
ISBN:
9781108498265
1108498264
9781108633499
OCLC:
1125307035
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