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DE JURE PRAEDAE COMMENTARIUS WITH AN UNPUBLISHED WORK OF HUGO GROTIUS'S

Grotius, Hugo


Item #: 3293

Pages: xvi, 359p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2004.

Subjects: MILITARY LAW, PROPERTY

Written between 1604 and 1605, De Jure Praedae (On the Lawof Prize), which remained in manuscript until 1868, is theearliest significant legal work by Hugo Grotius. Hisdiscussion of prize is not restricted to issues of legality;he seeks to determine also whether the capture of enemymaterial is honorable or expedient. He pursues these issuesthrough an elegant argument based on natural law. Remarkablefor its intellectual finesse and literary quality, De Jureis equally significant as the source of two of his mostimportant writings, Mare Liberum (1609) and De Jure Belli etPacis (1625). Appended to this reprint is Robert J. Fruin'svaluable essay An Unpublished Work of Hugo Grotius's.Written in 1868 and later republished in English in 1925, itremains the principal study of this work. Reprinted by TheLawbook Exchange, Ltd. Distributed by William S. Hein & Co.

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