Guide to Latin in International Law (2 ed.)
Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz
Previous Edition (1 ed.)
As knowledge of Latin continues to diminish, its frequent use in cases, textbooks, treaties, and scholarly works frequently baffles law students, practitioners, and scholars alike.
The Guide to Latin in International Law seeks to fill the gaps left by the commonly used law dictionaries by taking a comprehensive approach to the subject which includes literal translations of Latin terms and phrases as well as definitions that take into account the common uses of the terms. It also includes examples that show the terms used in context by international law scholars, diplomats, or judges, wherever such examples would be helpful to readers.
Furthermore, the guidebook also features the modern English pronunciation for each term as well as the classical or “restored” pronunciation. In addition, the entries frequently contain etymological information, and each entry is also cross-referenced to related terms for ease of use.
The second edition adds approximately 60 (mostly less common) Latin terms and phrases used in international law writings that were absent from the first edition. It also contains additional examples of usage and etymological information as well as enhanced cross-references.
Because the understanding of Latin is a critical skill for scholars and practitioners who hope to gain a better understanding of sources of law and each other, this book assists international lawyers and law students seeking to master, or at least to decipher, the Latin terminology that permeates scholarly writings in the field, treaties, judgments of international courts and tribunals, and other sources of international law.
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