Hugo Grotius (1583–1645), ‘the miracle of Holland’, was famous as a child prodigy, theologian, historian, poet, jurist, Dutch political figure, escaped political prisoner, and finally as Sweden's ambassador to France. He is especially known for his major books on international law and practice, Mare Liberum (1609) and De Jure Belli ac Pacis (1625).
Keywords: De Jure Belli ac Pacis, Dutch Republic, European states system, Grotian tradition, Huig de Groot (alternative spelling), Hugo Grotius, international law, international relations, international society, jus ad bellum, jus in bello, law of nations, law of the sea, laws of war, Mare Liberum, military intervention, natural law, Netherlands, Thirty Years War
|Print publication date: 1992||Print ISBN-13: 9780198277712|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003||DOI:10.1093/0198277717.001.0001|