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School of Thought: 17th Century Natural Rights Theorists
Subject Area: Law
Subject Area: War and Peace
Collection: Natural Law and Enlightenment Series
Collection: Books Published by Liberty Fund
Topic: The Laws of War
Topic: Property
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Hugo Grotius, The Rights of War and Peace (2005 ed.) vol. 2 (Book II) [1625]

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The Rights of War and Peace, edited and with an Introduction by Richard Tuck, from the Edition by Jean Barbeyrac (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005). Vol. 2.

Part of: The Rights of War and Peace (2005 ed.) 3 vols.


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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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