Standard English Translation of Pufendorf's De Jure Naturae Pufendorf, Samuel von [1632-1694]. De Jure Naturae Et Gentium Libri Octo. Volume Two. Translation of the Edition of 1688. Translated by C.H. Oldfather and W.A. Oldfather. Introduction by Walter Simons. Oxford: Clarendon Press; London: Humphrey Milford, 1934. Reprint. W.S. Hein, 1995. xiii, 1465,  pp. Hardcover. New. $253. * Carnegie Classics of International series. English translation of the 1688 edition of De Jure Naturae Et Gentium Libri Octo. Pufendorf's Law of Nature and Nations presents in eight books (in one volume) an entire system of jurisprudence, private, public, and international, based on the conception of natural law. Beginning with a consideration of the fundamental principles of law and its various divisions, Pufendorf proceeds to a discussion of the validity of customs, the doctrines of necessity and innate human reason. The remainder of this work applies the principles of Books I & II to various matters of private law.
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