Middle Ages

Middle Ages

View our general reading list and learn more about the Middle Ages in the field of History of international law.

Benham,  Jenny

  • Peacemaking in the Middle Ages. Principles and Practice (Manchester UP 2011).
  • International Law in Europe, 700-1200 (Manchester UP 2022).

Canning, Jospeh

  • ‘The Medieval Roman and Canon Law origins of International Law’, in William Bain (ed.), Medieval Foundations of International Relations (Routledge 2017) 102-16.
  • ‘The Universal Rule of Law in the Thought of the Late Medieval Jurists of Roman and Canon Law’, in Anthony Carty and Janne Nijman (eds.), Morality and the Responsibility of Rulers. European and Chinese Origins of a Rule of Law as Justice for World Order (Oxford 2018) 55-72.

Fedele, Dante

  • Naissance de la diplomatie moderne (XIIIe-XVIIe siècles). L’ambassadeur au croisement du droit, de l’éthique et de la politique (Nomos Verlag 2017).
  • The Medieval Foundations of International Law. Baldus de Ubaldis (1327-1400), Doctrine and Practice of the Ius Gentium (Brill/Nijhoff 2021).

Hehl, Ernst-Dieter

  • Kirche und Krieg im 12. Jahrhundert. Studien zu kanonischen Recht und politischer Wirklichkeit (Stuttgart 1980).

Keen, Maurice H.

  • The Laws of War in the Middle Ages (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul 1965)

Lasaffer, Randall

  • ‘The Medieval Canon Law of Contract and Early-Modern Treaty Law’, Journal of the History of International Law, 2 (2000) 178-98.

Muldoon, James

  • ‘The Contribution of the Medieval Canon Lawyers to the Formation of International Law, Traditio, 28 (1972) 483-97.

Paradisi, Bruno

  • ‘Il significato e l’importanza dell’epoca di transizione dall’antichità al medio evo per la storia del diritto internazionale’ in Bruno Paradisi, Civitas maxima. Studi di storia del diritto internazionale (Firenze: Leo S. Olchki 1974) vol. 2, 815-42.

Reichberg, Gregory M.

  • Thomas Aquinas on War and Peace (Cambridge UP 2017).

Russell, Frederick H.

  • The Just War in the Middle Ages (Cambridge UP 1975).

Steiger, Heinhard

  • Die Ordnung der Welt. Eine Völkerrechtsgeschichte des karolingisches Zeitalters (741 bis 840) (Köln, Weimar and Vienna: Böhlau 2010).

Ziegler, Karl-Heinz

  • ‘Die römische Grundlagen des europäischen Völkerrechts’, Ius Commune, 4 (1972) 1-27.


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