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International law law was long in the making. By exploring the rich dialectical relationship between law and diplomacy, this volume invites readers to rethink the art of negotiation as an empirical process that only very gradually assumed a formal coherence and a theoretical substance. The editors have assembled a team of scholars working on different periods -from the late Roman antiquity to the Enlightenment- and different territories. While the volume's primary focus is on European history, some chapters discuss Ottoman or early American history. The volume alternates between global and local history.Read the rest of the review here.