English Translation by Clement Barksdale, With a New Introduction by William E. Butler Grotius, Hugo Barksdale, Clement (translator) Butler, William, E. (New Introduction) The Illustrious Hugo Grotius Of the Law of Warre and Peace: with Annotations, III Parts, and Memorials of the Author's Life and Death. Originally published: London: Printed by T. Warren, for William Lee..., 1655. xiv (v-xiv new Introduction), [lxxv], 660, [xc] pp. English Translation by Clement Barksdale. Reprinted 2013 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616192792. ISBN-10: 1616192798. With a new introduction by William E. Butler, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law School, University College London, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Hardcover. New. $65. * Reprint of the first English translation of De Jure Belli ac Pacis (1625). In this momentous work Grotius describes situations in which war is a valid tool of law enforcement and outlines principles for the use of force. Though based on Christian natural law, Grotius advances the novel argument that his system would still be valid if it lacked a divine basis. In this regard he points to the future by moving international law in a secular direction. Barksdale's translation, the first in English, includes an original biographical sketch of Grotius. This edition "is perceived to be part of a larger movement in England aimed partly at setting out an ideological alternative to reformation proposals under discussion and to clarifying the relations between civil and ecclesiastical authority in England" (Butler, xii). 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 Mare Liberum (1609), which argues against territorial sovereignty of the seas.
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