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RIGHTS OF WAR AND PEACE, IN THREE BOOKS WHEREIN ARE EXPLAINED, THE LAWS OF NATURE AND NATIONS, AND THE PRINCIPAL POINTS RELATING TO GOVERNMENT...

Grotius, Hugo


Item #: 12138

Pages: xxxvi,817p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2004.

Subjects: INTERNATIONAL LAW, PUBLIC LAW & POLICY

The "best edition" of a landmark work on law and governmentby Hugo Grotius. (Lowndes, Bibliographer's Manual of EnglishLiterature, Rev. ed. III, 950). First published in Paris in1625, it established the system of modern publicinternational law, based on the concept of "droit naturel,"a morality-based law that superseded the personalities ofindividuals or nations. These ideas influenced the AmericanRevolution, whose leaders often cited Grotius. "No legalwork ever enjoyed a more widely extended reputation, andnone ever exercised such a wonderful influence over thepublic morals of Europe." Marvin, Legal Bibliography 353.This edition features the notes of J. Barbeyrac: "...thenotes of Barbeyrac are excellent" (Whewell) Sweet andMaxwell, A Legal Bibliography of... Reprinted by LawbookExchange, Ltd. Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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