Hugo Grotius and International Relations

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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 ...
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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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"Now students and specialists alike are treated to a tour de force of Grotiana with the highest level of scholarship....Here is an essential component to the new genre of international relations theory....Highly recommended as an addition to any basic collection dealing with international relations or world politics. This book will become a standard."—Choice

"Excellent for the purposes of researching and understanding the forces which culminated in the Westphalian concepts of sovereignty that still flourish (although under attack) in contemporary international relations theory."—American Society of International Law (ASIL) Newsletter

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  • ISBN-13: 9780198255697
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/13/1990
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.63 (w) x 8.81 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Sir Adam Roberts is President of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University, and Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford University. His main academic interests are in the fields of international security, international organizations, and international law (including the laws of war). He has also worked extensively on the role of civil resistance against dictatorial regimes and foreign rule, and on the history of thought about international relations. Professor Robert's is the co-editor of Civil Resistance and Power Politics (OUP 2008) and Documents on the Laws of War (OUP 2000).

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