Belli, Pierino [1502-1575]. De Re Militari et Bello Tractatus. Introduction by Arrigo Cavaglieri. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1936. Reprint W.S. Hein, 1995. 29a,  pp., 150 fols.,  pp. Tan cloth with black spine lettering. New. $175. * Volume 1: Carnegie reprint of the 1563 Latin text. Carnegie Classics of International Law series. Belli, a soldier and jurist, was one of the founders of international law. One of the first treatises to advocate rules of war, it is considered the most significant work on the subject published before Grotius' De Jure Belli et Pacis (1625). * Belli's A Treatise on Military Matters and Warfare was written sixty-seven years before Grotius' great work. "...it represents a real contribution to the foundation of a systematic law of nations." NYU 645. Belli held high political office and thus wrote from actual experience.
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