Grotius, Rights of War and Peace (1625)
Hugo Grotius, The Rights of War and Peace,
Edited and with an Introduction by Richard Tuck. From the Edition by
Jean Barbeyrac, 3 vols. (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005).
Grotius’s Rights of War and Peace
is a classic of modern public international law which lays the
foundation for a universal code of law and which strongly defends the
rights of individual agents - states as well as private persons - to
use their power to secure themselves and their property. This edition
is based upon that of the eighteenth-century French editor Jean
Barbeyrac and also includes the Prolegomena to the first edition of Rights of War and Peace (1625); this document has never before been translated into English and adds new dimensions to the great work.
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