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Carl Schmitt's European Jurisprudence
Alberico Gentili (1552-1608) was a Protestant Italian jurist who sought refuge in England against religious persecution and became professor of civil law at Oxford in 1587. He contributed considerably to the formulation and establishment of the principles of modern diplomacy. Most importantly, he claimed that war should be subject to law and that such law must always be founded on right reason and consent. Although his De jure belli libri tres (1598) was soon eclipsed by Hugo Grotius's De juredoi:10.5771/9783748912156-49 fatcat:eiu2yh4v5rbunpvhm5r3vxmg5i