Tag Archives: International Law

1936: Pax Cultura

Nicholas Roerich: Karakoram, Path to Turkestan (1936) After seeing the devastation of the First World War and the Russian Revolution, Nicholas Roerich conceived of the idea of an international treaty to protect cultural heritage in wartime. In the 1920’s, he … Continue reading

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1642: An Undignified Pursuit

In 1642, the Italian diplomat Cardinal Jules Mazarin succeded Cardinal Richelieu as the Chief Minister to the King of France. Following the Thirty Years’ War, he played a major role in developing the notion of Westphalian sovereignty, the principle of … Continue reading

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