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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Law, Regional Developments: South and South-East Asia

Diane A Desierto

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 31 May 2023

Ancient Times to 1648 — Since World War II — Colonization / Decolonization

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 Small and large monarchies comprised ancient (antiquity to AD 711) and medieval (AD 711 to AD 1600) India. Different tiers of statehood, sovereignty, kinship, and hierarchies of suzerain-vassal relations characterized ancient and medieval India. From the least powerful Raja (king), the Maharaja (great king), Samrat (strong emperor), to the Chakravartin (emperor who ruled the entire known Indian subcontinent), ancient and medieval Indian States recognized interState norms on statehood, diplomatic relations, treaties, religious tolerance, non-use of force,...
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