JUS GENTIUM

Journal of International Legal History

JUS GENTIUM Journal of International Legal History is the first dedicated journal in the United States addressing the history of international law. Much of modern scholarship on the history of international law is preoccupied not with international law, but with international legal doctrine; the doctrinal writings of remarkably few individuals dominate the discourse while the rest remain unseen or overlooked. This journal will encourage further exploration in the archives, for new materials and confirmation of the accuracy of past uses, but welcoming the continued reassessment of international legal history in all of its dimensions.

EDITOR

William E. Butler, John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University

EDITORIAL BOARD

Jean Allain, Monash University, Australia
Arnulf Becker Lorca, Brown University
Olga V. Butkevych, Kyiv Shevchenko National University
Volodymyr Butkevych, Sometime Judge, European Court of Human Rights
Chen Yifeng, Peking University Law School
Vincent Chetail, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Mark Janis, University of Connecticut School of Law; Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford
Peter Macalister-Smith, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and  International Law, Heidelberg, Germany
Oleksandr Merezhko, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
Stephen Neff, University of Edinburgh
Alexander Orakhelashvili, University of Birmingham, England
Michael Palmer, University of London SOAS & IALS
Grigorii S. Starodubtsev, RussianAcademy of National Economy and Public Administration
Alexander Vylegzhanin, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Jonathan Anderson
Thomas Bouman
Alexia Tomlinson

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CONTENTS

Vol. 2, No. 1 

ARTICLES

The International-Legal Ideology Pre-Slavic Chiefdoms of the Ukrainian Ethnos (Part Two)

V. G.Butkevych

 The Limits of International Agreement: Belligerent Rights vs. Submarine Cable Security in the Nineteenth Century

Douglas Howland

 The Means to the End and the End of the Means:  Self-Determination, Decolonization, and International Law

Miriam McKenna

 

NOTES AND COMMENTS

Piracy in the United States Supreme Court: United States v. Palmer

V. Vasquez

 United States v. Smith: The Influence of Commodore John Daniel Danels

J. G. Gorman, III

 The Malek Adhel and Shipowner Liability for Piracy

B. J. Forgue

 Worcester v. Georgia and Native American Tribal Sovereignty

R. L. Armezzani

 On the Russian Society of International Law (1880)

W. E. Butler

V. S. Ivanenko

 Samuel Crandall and Treaty-Making in the United States

Taylor J. Wolf

 

REVIEWS

Arnulf Becker Lorca, Mestizo InternationalLaw: A Global Intellectual History (2014)

A. P. Useche

 

 DOCUMENTS AND OTHER EVIDENCE OF STATE PRACTICE

Federal Law on the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in a Foreign State and Permanent Representative (or Permanent Observer) of the Russian Federation or Attached to an International Organization (or in a Foreign State)

W. E. Butler

 United States v. Smith (1820):Transcript Record

J. G. Gorman, III

 A Brief Calendar of International Practice for Spain and Portugal: 1297 to 1641

P. Macalister-Smith

J. Schwietzke

 A Brief Calendar of State Practice for Russia During the First World War: 1914 to 1924 (Part One 1914—1918)

P. Macalister-Smith

J. Schwietzke

 

 FROM THE LITERATURE

 

CONTENTS

Vol. 1, No. 2 

ARTICLES

The International-Legal Ideology of Pre-Slavic Chiefdoms of the Ukrainian Ethnos (Part One)

V. G. Butkevych

The Standard of Civilization on Trial at the United States/Mexico Claims Commission: 1923–1937

A. P. Useche

The Right to Cure under the Unidroit Principle Article 7.1.4: A Historical Analysis

G. Himeno

 NOTES AND COMMENTS

Treaties of Kievan Rus (X–XIII Centuries): Cognition of the “Common” and the “Different” in the Law of States

S. V. Kudin

The Idea of the International Community in the History of International Law    

E. A. Karakulian

Regional Traditions in Medieval International Law

E. V. Romins’kyi

On the Whittington United Nations Archive

W. E. Butler

G.A. Partin

The Charter of the United Nations: A Note on Publication of the Treaty

W.V. Whittington

Inventory of the William Vallie Whittington Manuscript Collection

Margot B. West

 REVIEWS

Christopher N. Warren, Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580–1680

M.W. Janis

 DOCUMENTS AND OTHER EVIDENCE OF STATE PRACTICE

On the Career of F.F. Martens:  An Unknown Letter

W. E. Butler

Kievan Rus-Byzantium: Treaties of 907, 911, 944, and 971

D. H. Kaiser

 BIBLIOGRAPHY

Publication of Treaty Collections Relating to Spain and Portugal in Historical Perspective: A Baseline Compilation

P. Macalister-Smith

J. Schwietzke

 FROM THE LITERATURE

 

CONTENTS

Vol. 1, No. 1 

By Way of Introduction...

W. E. Butler   

ARTICLES

P. E. Kazanskii: “On his Character, Biography, Life, and Works, or What Has

Been Left to His Descendants …”

L. P. Anufrieva

Origins of the Idea of Social International Law (XVI-XIX Centuries)

O. V. Kresin

NOTES AND COMMENTS

The History of International Law in the Mirror of Ancient Greek Literature

O. O. Merezhko

International Treaties, Heraldic Seals, and Bookplates: John Adams and

John Quincy Adams

W. E. Butler

INTERNATIONAL LEGAL DOCTRINE

Biographical Note: Joseph-Mathias Gérard de Rayneval

Jean Allain

Institutions du Droit de la Nature, et Des Gens (1803) [Book Two]

Joseph-Mathias Gérard  de Rayneval

PERSONALIA

The Legal Scholarship of P. E. Kazanskii: A Bio-Bibliographical Essay

W. E. Butler

N. V. Hendel

T.R. Korotkvi

REVIEWS

M. A. Gazi (ed.), The Shorter Book of Muslim International Law

Jean Allain

A. I. Dmitriev and W. E. Butler (eds.), История международного права

O. O. Merezhko

DOCUMENTS AND OTHER EVIDENCE OF STATE PRACTICE

The Bentham Letters of Anti-Machiavel

W. E. Butler

 BIBLIOGRAPHY

Jus Gentium and Globally-Conceived General Treaty Collections

P. Macalister-Smith

J. Schwietzke

IN MEMORIAM

Alfred P. Rubin (1931–2014)

FROM THE LITERATURE