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VI People in Portrait, 51 Cornelius van Bynkershoek (1673–1743) »

Kinji Akashi
From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law
Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters
Cornelius van Bynkershoek (1673–1743) was a son of a respectable middle-class family in Middelburg, the capital city of the Dutch province of Zeeland. Having completed his secondary education in his birthplace, he entered the University of Franeker (shut in 1816) in Friesland where he first studied theology and then law. In 1694 he obtained doctoral degree ( doctor iuris utriusque ) under the guidance of, inter alia , Ulrich Huber who then enjoyed a European reputation. Having completed his study at Franeker (and having endured the death of his beloved mother),...

III Regions, V Encounters, 30 Japan–Europe »

Kinji Akashi
From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law
Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters
The present chapter discusses the Japanese contribution to the development of international law after Japan's ‘encounter’ with it. It might be argued that ‘international law’ of European origin extended its application to non-European regions since the age of European voyages of ‘discovery’. While, as several chapters in this handbook exhibit, the periods of its expansion and the modes of its application differ from one region to another, 1 in East Asia the Europeans up to the 18th century made efforts in adapting themselves to the regional ‘international’ system...