Roman Law in the State of Nature

Author: Benjamin Straumann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107092906

Category: History

Page: 283

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Offers a new interpretation of the foundations of Hugo Grotius' highly influential doctrine of natural law and natural rights.

Roman Law in the State of Nature

The Classical Foundations of Hugo Grotius' Natural Law

Author: Benjamin Straumann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316241076

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Roman Law in the State of Nature offers a new interpretation of the foundations of Hugo Grotius' natural law theory. Surveying the significance of texts from classical antiquity, Benjamin Straumann argues that certain classical texts, namely Roman law and a specifically Ciceronian brand of Stoicism, were particularly influential for Grotius in the construction of his theory of natural law. The book asserts that Grotius, a humanist steeped in Roman law, had many reasons to employ Roman tradition and explains how Cicero's ethics and Roman law - secular and offering a doctrine of the freedom of the high seas - were ideally suited to provide the rules for Grotius' state of nature. This fascinating new study offers historians, classicists and political theorists a fresh account of the historical background of the development of natural rights, natural law and of international legal norms as they emerged in seventeenth-century early modern Europe.

The Rights of War and Peace

Including the Law of Nature and of Nations

Author: Hugo Grotius

Publisher: N.A


Category: International law

Page: N.A

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Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718

Transnational Reception in English Political Thought

Author: Marco Barducci

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198754582

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6889

Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718 is a reconstruction of the way Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) was read and used by English political and religious writers in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Engaging with the reception of all of Grotius's key works and a wide range of topics, the volume has much to say about the search for peace in an age of religious conflict and about the cultural roots of the Enlightenment. Most of all, Marco Barducci aims to deepen our understanding of the connections that made English political thought part of the history of European thought. To this end, it brings together a succinct account of Grotius's own thinking on key topics, mapping these accounts within English debates, to show why his ideas were seen to be relevant at key moments; shows awareness of the possibilities for the misappropriation inherent in reception; and adds something new to our understanding of why seventeenth-century Englishmen argued in the ways that they did.

The Politics of Justice in European Private Law

Social Justice, Access Justice, Societal Justice

Author: Hans-W Micklitz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108424120

Category: Law

Page: 300

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Compares national concepts of social justice with the developing European concept of access justice.

Morality and Responsibility of Rulers

European and Chinese Origins of a Rule of Law As Justice for World Order

Author: Anthony Carty,Janne Nijman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199670056

Category: Law

Page: 550

View: 1861

Arguing that the concept of an 'international rule of law' has a history independent from that of the national rule of law, this book discusses early modern European thought on natural law and justice and Chinese thought on world order and international law. It provides a unique examination of comparative international legal history and philosophy.

The Freedom of the Seas, Or, The Right which Belongs to the Dutch to Take Part in the East Indian Trade

Author: Hugo Grotius,Ralph Van Deman Magoffin,James Brown Scott

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584771828

Category: Law

Page: 83

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Grotius, Hugo. The Freedom of the Seas or The Right which Belongs to the Dutch to Take Part in the East Indian Trade. Translated with a Revision of the Latin Text of 1633 by Ralph van Deman Magoffin. Edited with an Introductory Note by James Brown Scott. New York: Oxford University Press, 1916. xv, 83pp., paged in duplicate. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2001022509. ISBN 1-58477-182-8. Cloth. $65. * Translation of Grotius' work, Mare Liberum, with Latin and English on facing pages. In this classic of international maritime law he calls for open rights of all countries and dominions to sail the seas without appropriation by any country, which was undoubtedly an attempt to offset the attempts of Spain, Portugal and England to claim sovereignty of the seas. This controversial viewpoint was opposed by John Selden in defense of the British Empire, in Mare Clausum. Grotius [1583-1645] is known principally for this work and his classic treatise on the law of nations, De Jure Belli.

On the Law of War and Peace

Author: Hugo Grotius

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849648737

Category: Law

Page: 640

View: 5325

“On The Law of War and Peace” was translated into many languages, and most law schools adopted it as the basis of the right of nations. Princes and statesmen consulted the book, and just as Alexander the Great always had a copy of Homer's 'Iliad,’ so the great Gustavus Adolphus always had with him a copy of Grotius’ work, to remind himself that even the most successful general must respect some laws. Grotius’ strength lies in his moderation and in the fact that he quotes copiously from the best authorities to fortify his views .


Author: Hugo 1583-1645 Grotius,William 1794-1866 Whewell

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781372519666

Category: History

Page: 546

View: 2942

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Natural Law and Moral Philosophy

From Grotius to the Scottish Enlightenment

Author: Knud Haakonssen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521498029

Category: Law

Page: 386

View: 7104

Providing the most comprehensive guide to modern natural law theory available, this major contribution to the history of philosophy sets out the full background to liberal ideas of rights and contractarianism, and offers an extensive study of the Scottish Enlightenment.

The Roman Foundations of the Law of Nations

Alberico Gentili and the Justice of Empire

Author: Benedict Kingsbury,Benjamin Straumann

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199599874

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 9991

This book explores ways in which both the theory and the practice of international politics was built upon Roman private and public law foundations on a variety of issues including the organization and limitation of war, peace settlements, embassies, commerce, and shipping.

Montaigne and the Life of Freedom

Author: Felicity Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107024390

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 1605

A new interpretation of the Essais, situating Montaigne's project of self-study in the context of a broader commitment to liberty.


Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048612214X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

View: 6563

Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential role in the development of the modern world.

The Last Utopia

Author: Samuel Moyn

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674058542

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 8586

Human rights offer a vision of international justice that today’s idealistic millions hold dear. Yet the very concept on which the movement is based became familiar only a few decades ago when it profoundly reshaped our hopes for an improved humanity. In this pioneering book, Samuel Moyn elevates that extraordinary transformation to center stage and asks what it reveals about the ideal’s troubled present and uncertain future.

Natural Rights and the New Republicanism

Author: Michael P. Zuckert

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691059709

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 4978

In Natural Rights and the New Republicanism, Michael Zuckert proposes a new view of the political philosophy that lay behind the founding of the United States. In a book that will interest political scientists, historians, and philosophers, Zuckert looks at the Whig or opposition tradition as it developed in England. He argues that there were, in fact, three opposition traditions: Protestant, Grotian, and Lockean. Before the English Civil War the opposition was inspired by the effort to find the "one true Protestant politics--an effort that was seen to be a failure by the end of the Interregnum period. The Restoration saw the emergence of the Whigs, who sought a way to ground politics free from the sectarian theological-scriptural conflicts of the previous period. The Whigs were particularly influenced by the Dutch natural law philosopher Hugo Grotius. However, as Zuckert shows, by the mid-eighteenth century John Locke had replaced Grotius as the philosopher of the Whigs. Zuckert's analysis concludes with a penetrating examination of John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, the English "Cato," who, he argues, brought together Lockean political philosophy and pre-existing Whig political science into a new and powerful synthesis. Although it has been misleadingly presented as a separate "classical republican" tradition in recent scholarly discussions, it is this "new republicanism" that served as the philosophical point of departure for the founders of the American republic.

History of the Theory of Sovereignty Since Rousseau

Author: Charles Edward Merriam

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363765

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 9651

Merriam, C.E., Jr. History of the Theory of Sovereignty Since Rousseau. New York: Columbia University Press, [1900]. x, [11]-233 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-32385. ISBN 1-886363-76-5. Cloth. $65. * Reprint of the Columbia University Press edition of 1900, from the Studies in History, Economics and Public Law series published by Columbia University. "... a full and useful account of the chief doctrines put forward on the subject, not stating a theory of his own, but adding pertinent criticisms on the views which he summarizes." Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection of New York University (1953) 948. Chapters include The Kantian Theory, The Patrimonial Theory, Sovereignty and the American Union, Federalism and Continental Theory, Popular and State Sovereignty. With bibliographical notes. Catalogue of the Library of the Law School of Harvard University (1909) II:105.

The Wars of the Romans

A Critical Edition and Translation of De Armis Romanis

Author: Alberico Gentili,Benedict Kingsbury,Benjamin Straumann,David Lupher

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199600511

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 3311

"A project of the Institute for International Law and Justice at New York University School of Law"

Grotius and the Stoa

Author: H. W. Blom,Laurens C. Winkel

Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum

ISBN: 9789023240396

Category: Philosophy

Page: 329

View: 8197

Natural Law and Natural Rights

Author: John Finnis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199599130

Category: Law

Page: 494

View: 7757

Natural Law and Natural Rights is widely recognised as a seminal contribution to the philosophy of law, and an essential reference point for all students of the subject. This new edition includes a substantial postscript by the author responding to thirty years of comment, criticism, and further work in the field.