Hugo Grotius and international relations

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Clarendon Press, 1990 - Law - 331 pages
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Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), "the miracle of Holland," was famous as a child prodigy, theologian, historian, Dutch political figure, escaped political prisoner, and finally as Sweden's Ambassador to France. Addressing his contribution to international relations, this book critically reappraises Grotius' thought, comparing it to his predecessors and examining it in the context of the wars and controversies of his time. The collection illuminates enduring problems of international relations: the nature of international society and its institutions, the equality of states, restraints in war, collective security, military intervention, the rights of the individuals, and the law of the sea.

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Contents

Grotian Thought in International
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The Importance of Grotius in the Study
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Grotius and the International Politics of
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Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Hedley Bull was Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at Oxford University.

Andrew Hurrell is Faculty Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University.

Benedict Kingsbury is a professor of international law at NYU School of Law and Director of the Institute for International Law and Justice.

Adam Roberts is 36 and a Senior Reader in English at London University. His first novel, "Salt" was nominated for the Arthur C Clarke Award. Aside from his numerous novels, he has also published a number of academic works on both 19th century poetry and SF. He currently resides in London.

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