Parution : 12/2021
Editeur : Springer
ISBN : 978-3-0308-2486-0
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Empire, Humanism and Rights

Collected Essays on Francisco de Vitoria

Sous la direction de José María Beneyto

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This book deals with Vitoria, Charles V and Erasmus. Vitoria’s ideas had a major influence on Charles V and his European and American policy. In turn, Erasmus’ humanism was decisive in the formation of a new international order intellectually discussed by Vitoria and put into practice by the Emperor.

Shedding new light on the influence of Francisco de Vitoria and Erasmus on Charles V’s imperial policy, the book’s goal is to explore the impact of Vitoria’s thought with regard to the history of, and contemporary issues in, international law, while also comparing his thinking with that of the well-known humanist Erasmus and assessing their respective influences on the imperial policy of Charles V.

José María Beneyto, Professor of International Public Law and International Relations at San Pablo CEU University, Madrid.



Conquest, Empire, and Peace: Vitoria, Charles V, Erasmus and the Foundations of the Law of Nations
José María Beneyto

“The Affair of the Indies”: International Law Before and After Vitoria
Brett Bowden

The Three Revivals of Francisco de Vitoria in the History of International Law
Ignacio de la Rasilla

The Elements of Sovereignty in Francisco de Vitoria’s Political Thought
Luis Valenzuela-Vermehren

Francisco de Vitoria on the Theology of Dominion and Secular Natural Rights
Mónica García-Salmones

The Possibility of the New World. Social Cohesion, Legal Order and the Invention of Rights in Iberian Scholastic Thought
Massimo Meccarelli

On War and Peace in the First Modernity: From Erasmus’ Irenic Discourse to the Just War Theory of the Founder of the School of Salamanca
Simona Langella

Vitoria and Erasmus on the Justice of War
Leonor Durão Barroso, André Azevedo Alves

Theorizing on the Institution of War in Erasmus and Vitoria During the Universalmonarchie of Charles V
Yolanda Gamarra

Vitoria and Erasmus, Together for a New Order of the Universo Mundo
Pablo Antonio Fernández Sánchez

Part of the Studies in the History of Law and Justice book series , Vol. 21 , 227 pages.  137,14 €