The Whewell Translation, With a New Introduction by William E. Butler Grotius, Hugo. Whewell, William, Translator. De Jure Belli et Pacis, Libri Tres, Accompanied by an Abridged Translation. With the Notes of the Author, Barbeyrac and Others. Edited for the Syndics of the University Press. Originally published: Cambridge: John W. Parker, 1853. Reprinted 2011 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. 3 Volumes. xxiii (iii-xxiii new Introduction), lxxix, 416; [vi], 457; [iv], 445,  pp. With a new Introduction by William E. Butler, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University. ISBN-13: 978-1-61619-208-2; ISBN-10: 1-61619-208-9. Hardcover. New. $180. * With a new introduction, "The Whewell Translation of Hugo Grotius" by William E. Butler, John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Vinogradoff Institute at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and Emeritus Professor of Comparative Law at University College London; Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Text in Latin with running English translation. First published in Paris in 1625, this landmark work established the framework of modern international law. Whewell's translation was abridged by removing most of the quotations, which are identified in the side-notes of the main text. (The notes by Grotius, Barbeyrac and others are not translated.) Reprint of the sole edition. Ter Meulen and Diermanse, Bibliographie de Grotius 638. HUGO GROTIUS [1583-1645] a pre-eminent contributor to international legal doctrine, was an influential Dutch jurist, philosopher, and theologian. Grotius is also known for De Jure Praedae (1604), in which he argues against territorial sovereignty of the seas. WILLIAM WHEWELL [1794-1866] was the Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy at Trinity College Cambridge and a remarkable polymath who made notable contributions to the fields of science, architecture, economics, mathematics, philosophy, translation, poetry, education, theology, jurisprudence and engineering. The Whewell Chair of International Law at Cambridge University is named in his honor.
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