SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

The Rights of War and Peace, 3-Volume Set
By

Rating
Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) was a great humanistic polymath, lawyer and legal theorist, diplomat and political philosopher, ecumenical activist and theologian.

Reviews

Written in an elegant, humanist Latin, Grotius' work was made available for sale at the Frankfurt Book Fair in the spring of 1625, and it proved to be an immediate sensation. "By the end of the seventeenth century there had been twenty-six editions of the Latin text, and it had been translated into Dutch. . .English. . .and French. Its popularity scarcely slackened in the eighteenth century: there were twenty Latin editions, six French, five German, two Dutch, two English, and one Italian (and one Russian, circulated in manuscript)." The text that Richard Tuck edited and the Liberty Fund has published is a 1738 English-language translation of the Latin edition prepared by the French Protestant lawyer Jean Barbeyrac in 1720 and published with a large set of notes. The notes, translated into English, are retained. This particular edition was extremely popular; George Washington himself owned a copy. The work fills three volumes spanning almost two thousand pages. The Green Bag Autumn 2006 As a political theorist, Hugo Grotius is especially interesting for his attempt to develop a natural-law alternative to the Thomistic natural law while at the same time resisting the modern doctrine of his younger contemporary, Thomas Hobbes. Liberty Fund has now republished in three volumes Grotius's masterwork of natural and international law, The Rights of War and Peace (1625). This edition is a double treat, for it is a reprint of the anonymous English translation (1738) of Jean Barbeyrac's French edition (1724). The latter includes a set of notes that have come to hold nearly as much interest as Grotius's text. Since the book is so learned--some might say inclined to name-dropping--Barbeyrac's notes are especially useful. But more than editorial comments, the notes also contain a running conversation, often debate, between Barbeyrac and Grotius. Barbeyrac, too, was extremely learned, and he brought to bear arguments from other natural-law writers, including later ones like Samuel Pufendorf. Richard Tuck of Harvard, one of the world's leading Grotius scholars, provides a brief introduction, supplying helpful context for the reader. As with all Liberty Fund editions, this is a beautiful set, selling at a generously affordable price. Claremont Review of Books Spring 2006 Three volumes contain Grotius' classic text, originally published in 1625, in which he grounds his ideas about the state, the individual, and rights in "the design of the Creator" as manifested in the natural world, emphasizing self defense and self preservation. This Liberty Fund edition--based on the English text of 1738, containing extensive commentary by Jean Barbeyrac--also includes the Prolegomena to the first edition, a document heretofore untranslated into English. An introduction and annotations by Tuck (government, Harvard U.) provide context and highlight differences between the first and second editions. Reference and Research Book News February 2006 Bound in three fine volumes (with continuous pagination), this is a new edition of the first English translation of Grotius's famous work. It was first printed in 1715, and in 1738 with numerous explanatory and (in part) critical notes. The notes come from Jean Barbeyrac's French edition, but the English version is mainly the work of John Morrice. Tuck's introduction places Grotius's work in its historical context, and explains its early reception. Tuck has also added a few notes of his own, and supplies an English version of the Prolegomena that were omitted in the 1738 version (to be found on pp. 1745-1762). As every specialist knows, there are several more recent English translations, and the present edition will most likely be consulted for its notes and long index...So what we have here is a seventeenth-century classic in the form in which it was studied by many in the eighteenth century. All libraries specializing on intellectual and legal history should have this important work. International Review of Biblical Studies 2005/2006

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » History » General
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Law » International
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Rights of War and Peace, 3-Volume Set on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top