Doctrine of Discovery [ 1791 ]

Doctrine in the early International Law of Nations to justify the occupation and colonisation of non-Western and non-Christian countries. Based on Roman Catholic doctrine as a further legal development of the concept of "Terra Nullius".1 ]
  1. see <a href="../en/index.php?rubric=sources_glossar#1790">Glossar entry on "Terra Nullius"</a> [ ▲ ]

For reference:

Gerhard Ruediger. Glossar :: Doctrine of Discovery, in: Pirltawardli Research Website. Adelaide 2020.
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