Elements of International Law is a book on international law by Henry Wheaton published in 1836. This book was translated in each country of Asia, and had a large influence on the approval of modern international law in Asia. The translator was American Protestant missionary William Alexander Parsons Martin who was propagating in China at that time. The translation was the first book to introduce international law to east Asia in full scale.
Many translations, editions and reprints of Wheaton's Elements have appeared since its first publication.
As of 2010[update] re-publication continues.
The original edition bore the title Elements of International Law with a Sketch of the History of the Subject. Some subsequent editions omitted the "Sketch", which in 1845 became (in expanded form) part of Wheaton's History of the Law of Nations in Europe and America.
In listing Henry Wheaton among "prominent jurists of the nineteenth century, Anghie comments on the "several editions" of Elements of International Law and on the work as "widely respected and used at this time".
↑Janis, Mark W.; Evans, Carolyn, eds (1999). Religion and international law. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 141. ISBN9789041111746. http://books.google.com/books?id=8CxMFjU12OUC. Retrieved 2010-09-11. "Wheaton's historical 'Sketch' disappeared in later editions of the Elements but re-emerged in a more comprehensive form in 1845 when Wheaton published his 'History of the Law of Nations in Europe and America; from the Earliest Times to the Treaty of Washington, 1842 (1845) [...]"