The status thus created is very exceptional in the history of international relations.
Callahan, Cuba and International Relations (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1898), which supplement each other.
A new society was recently (1906) formed in America called the American Society of International Law, " to foster the study of international law and promote the establishment of international relations on the basis of law and justice."
Even war has no other avowed purpose than that of placing specific international relations on a definite footing.
The pope sacrificed the national aspirations of his subjects to his international relations as head of the Church; and he sacrificed their craving for liberty to the alliance with autocracy on which rested the continued existence of the temporal power.