Burlamaqui, J[ean] J[acques]. The Principles of Politic Law: Being a Sequel to the Principles of Natural Law. Translated into English by Mr. Nugent. Originally published: London: J. Nourse, 1752. viii, 372 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584773801. ISBN-10: 1584773804. Hardcover. New. $23.95 * Here he develops his thesis that international law is based on natural law and examines the principles of sovereignty with respect to considerations such as foreign rights, the necessity of war, the concept of absolute power, public treaties and economic factors. Burlamaqui's views were a primary source of the theory voiced in the Declaration of Independence. The principles of his constitutional system are strikingly like those of the American, and he had considerable influence on Blackstone's lectures on jurisprudence. Reprint of first English translation. Sequel to Burlamaqui's other major work, The Principles of Natural Law (1748) (also published in reprint by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.). Jean Jacques Burlamaqui [1694-1748] was a Swiss jurist and professor of civil and natural law at Geneva.
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