There are two different ways in Western Europe of analysing and categorizing medieval history as part of the development of international law: from the point of view of the history of law on the one hand and from the one of the general history of the Middle Ages on the other. The difference seems to be simple: strictly taken, the pre-modern era in general and the Middle Ages in particular have not necessarily been part of the history of international law, which came into existence only in the 17th century with the Peace of Westphalia. But is the analysis of...
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