International Law; the Law of War, into Land, Maritime, and Aërial Warfare. The Adjective Law of Nations is dealt with in Part IV under the heading "Settlement of International Disputes."
It is due to the American Journal of International Law to state that the historical chapters, as also the chapters on "The Succession of States" and "Aërial Space" have been previously published in that excellent periodical.
In conclusion, the author wishes to express his gratitude to his friend and colleague Professor Samuel Bannister Harding for valuable advice and assistance in the preparation of this volume.
A. S. H.
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, September 1, 1912.
A thorough revision of the "Essentials of International Public Law," first published in 1912, has perhaps been expected for some time. Among the reasons for the delay have been the author's temporarily weakened faith in the potency of International Law and the lack of convincing evidence of the stability of the New World Order slowly emerging from the wreck of old Europe.
Not until the dawn of Geneva and Locarno did the writer acquire sufficient resolution to undertake the task of this revision. He is now persuaded not only that the New World Order has secured a fairly firm footing, but that, mainly due to the agency of the League of Nations, International Law is passing through the greatest period in the history of its development. This is especially the case with respect to the pacific settlement of international disputes and the continued progress of international co-operation, legislation (through the treaty-making power), and organization.
In order to emphasize this latter development, the title of this work has been changed from "The Essentials of International Public Law" to "The Essentials of International Public Law and Organization." International Organiza-