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GEORGE GRAFTON WILSON, Ph.d.
PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
GEORGE FOX TUCKER, Ph.d.
LATELY REPORTER OP DECISIONS OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL
introduced changes oernational relations. ts of the Conferences onal conferences have understood toward the inciples then commonly international agreements, rought forward and have not be too much to say that i law within the period since ference at The Hague in 1898 ing the two hundred and fifty ace of Westphalia in 1648 to rence in 1898. These significant d in this edition and have made ing of many sections of the book. . conventions printed in the appenhave become in large measure obsoted. Many of the recent international i he appendices. In certain cases where o to a single subject the essential articles priate section of the text, and may be "to the index.
uld again express their appreciation of the the earlier editions have received.
G. G. W.
PREFACE TO THE SIXTH EDITION
The authors have in this new edition introduced changes made necessary by the development of international relations. The wars of recent years and the results of the Conferences at The Hague and of other international conferences have greatly modified international law as understood toward the end of the nineteenth century. Principles then commonly recognized are now formulated in international agreements, and new principles have been brought forward and have received general assent. It may not be too much to say that the development of international law within the period since the call for the First Peace Conference at The Hague in 1898 has been greater than that during the two hundred and fifty years preceding, from the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 to the call for the Hague Conference in 1898. These significant changes have been regarded in this edition and have made necessary an entire rewriting of many sections of the book. Certain rules, codes, and conventions printed in the appendices of earlier editions have become in large measure obsolete and have been omitted. Many of the recent international agreements appear in the appendices. In certain cases where such agreements relate to a single subject the essential articles appear in the appropriate section of the text, and may be found by reference to the index.
The authors would again express their appreciation of the reception which the earlier editions have received.
G. G. W.