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William Evats; Hugo Grotius
Of the Law of Warre and Peace: The Most Excellent Hugo Grotius His Three Books Treating of the Rights of War & Peace: In the First Is Handled Whether Any War Be Just; in the Second Is Shewed the Causes of War, Both Just and Unjust; In the Third Is Declared What in War Is Lawful
London Printed by M.W. for Thomas Basset . and Ralph Smith, 1682. Folio. [4], xxi, [5], 570p., frontis, [29]. Bound in contempory leather rebacked, with modern spine. Gilt, Red leather spine label. 6 raised bands. Fine binding and cover. Small pinhead size marginal wormhole from p. 173 to end. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal tanning. Wing G2126; Goldsmiths 2491; Kress 1557. De jure belli ac pacis libri tres (On the Law of War and Peace: Three books) was first published in 1625 and dedicated to Grotius' patron, Louis XIII. His most lasting work, begun in prison and published during his exile in Paris, was a monumental effort to restrain such conflicts on the basis of a broad moral consensus. The treatise advances a system of principles of natural law, which are held to be binding on all people and nations regardless of local custom.The work is divided into three books: Book I advances his conception of war and of natural justice, arguing that there are some circumstances in which war is justifiable.Book II identifies three 'just causes' for war: self-defense, reparation of injury, and punishment; Grotius considers a wide variety of circumstances under which these rights of war attach and when they do not.Book III takes up the question of what rules govern the conduct of war once it has begun; influentially, Grotius argued that all parties to war are bound by such rules, whether their cause is just or not.The arguments of this work constitute a theory of Just War. Roughly, the second book takes up questions of jus ad bellum (justice in the resort to war) and the third, que … [Click Below for Full Description]
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