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Illustrates the origin and ways of Western hegemony over other civilizations across the world.
Preface to this English translation; Introduction; Acknowledgements; A note on the contents; Part I. Ius Gentium and the Origins of International Law: 1. The rights of peoples and ius gentium: The origins of the modern age; 2. Hugo Grotius and the law of peoples; 3. Samuel Pufendorf and Emer de Vattel: Kant's 'miserable comforters'; 4. The rights of man and cosmopolitan law: Kantian roots in the current debate on rights; Part II. International Law and Western Civilization: 5. International law and Western civilization; 6. International law, peace, and justice: Hans Kelsen's normativism; 7. Realist perspectives: historiography, international law, international relations; 8. Order and anarchy: the Grotian tradition; Part III. International Law, Islam, and the Third World: 9. The law of peoples and international law; 10. Islam and rights: Islamic and Arab charters of the rights of man; 11. The Third World and international law; Part IV. Conditions for Peace: 12. The foundation of human rights: an intercultural perspective; 13. Parallel worlds: international governance and the (utopian?) principles of international law; Glossary of Arab terms; Index.
Gustavo Gozzi is full professor of the History of Political Doctrines and the History of International Law. He is currently Alma Mater Professor in Multiculturalism and Cultural Relativism at the University of Bologna. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the King Abdulaziz Chair for Islamic Studies at the University of Bologna. He has conducted research at the Max Planck Institut fur europaische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt am Main and has been visiting professor in Tunis, Istanbul, Tarragona, and Corinth. He is director of the series Democracies, Rights, Constitutions, and has founded a master's programme in International Cooperation on Human Rights and Intercultural Heritage.