Nippold, Otfried. The Development of International Law After the World War. Translated from the German by Amos S. Hershey. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1923. xv, 241 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584772705; ISBN-10: 1584772700. Hardcover. New. $29.95 * Reprint of the first English edition published in 1923 under the auspices of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. With an introduction by James Brown Scott. This important study, written during the First World War, was one of the first to propose a league of nations. Nippold, a German jurist who lived in Switzerland, argues that the First World War created a need for a radical reinterpretation of the law of war. Modern war cannot be given the character of a legal institution because it is really a negation of law. War is not an element of international law, he concludes; it is self-help on the part of the aggressor nation. In his International Law, C.G. Fenwick stated that this book would be an essential addition to a working library of international law. Fenwick, International Law (3rd edition) xxv-l cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 576.
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