Guide for Diplomats Published at the End of the First World War Phillimore, Sir Walter George Frank. Three Centuries of Treaties of Peace and Their Teaching. Originally published: Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1919. xx, 227 pp. Reprinted 2011 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616191054; ISBN-10: 1616191058. Paperback. New. $17.95 * While writing this book in 1917, Phillimore anticipated the difficulties that would face diplomats at the conclusion of the First World War. Their task would be, he thought, "a Congress of Vienna, a Hague Conference, and a Geneva Conference rolled into one." Three Centuries of Treaties of Peace and Their Teaching, a historical analysis of treaties enacted from 1582 to 1913, was intended to provide the diplomatic community with "some guidance for the future, that we should thereby acquire some explanation of the condition of Europe on the threshold of the present war, and see the position to which previous diplomatic settlements had brought us" (xii). "The work is a broad, scholarly but condense revue of the peace treaties of three centuries has undoubted interest and value." --CHARLES NOBLE GREGORY, American Journal of International Law 12 (1918) 679. Sir WALTER GEORGE FRANK PHILLIMORE [1845-1929] was a Judge of the High Court Justice from 1897 to 1913, a Lord Justice of Appeal from 1913 to 1916, and in 1918 was raised to the peerage. As an authority on ecclesiastical law and international law Lord Phillimore carried on the tradition of his family. He edited the Second Edition of The Ecclesiastical Law of the Church of England and the Third Edition of Vol. IV of International Law, both by his father, Sir Robert Phillimore. He was President of the International Law Association from 1905-1908. In 1918 he was appointed chairman of the naval prize tribunal. He was the English representative on the commission which sat at The Hague (1920) to prepare the scheme of a permanent Court of International Justice, and was also chairman of the Foreign Office committee on the League of Nations.
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