Grotius, Hugo De Jure Praedae Commentarius. Volume II. complete, containing The collotype reproduction of the original manuscript of in the. Grotius, Hugo. De Jure Praedae Commentarius. Ex Auctoris Codice Descripsit et Vulgavit H endrik G erard Hamaker. Originally published: The Hague: Apud. Hugo Grotius also known as Huig de Groot or Hugo de Groot was a Dutch jurist. Along with the . seas accepted the right of unobstructed navigation long before Grotius wrote his De Jure Praedae (On the Law of Spoils) in the year of

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In a sense, however, an injury inflicted even jurre one individual is the concern of all, and this is true primarily because of the example set; just as it is the concern of the whole body that its various members should be sound, particularly as a guard against contagion.

Can any war be just? It was this concept that the ancients h had in mind when they called Edition: Baldus, d the finest philosopher among the jurists, adopts an identical view when he says that reason has recourse to arms whenever justice cannot be secure without pgaedae. No keywords specified fix it.

Democritus e has said: Nevertheless, the wise man does not belittle himself, nor does he neglect to avail himself of his own advantages, since no other person will use them more properly. Grotius sought to ground his defense of the seizure in terms of the natural principles of justice. If you had a personal account on the old platform, click here. New explanation Therefore, in both kinds of warfare, [public and private,] one must consider the causes involved.

It was up to a young and ambitious Dutch lawyer, Hugo Grotius —to sort Edition: New explanation Such institutions, indeed, are divided into two classes. For we read that the seizure of spoils was Edition: If we took the contrary view, we should be subscribing to the accusation brought by Celsus and Julian, enemies of our faith, who falsely declared that the Christians, in abolishing revenge, were abolishing all laws, together with magistracies and the punishment of malefactors.

Uniform Title De jure praedae commentarius. War, Maritime International law. Therefore, every [just] war must have its origin in one of four causes.


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DelftHollandDutch Republic. It comprises two sets of appendixes of important archival and printed documents, all in English translation, which place De Jure Praedae in its historical context. For some concern us from the standpoint of good, others from the standpoint of evil, as is indicated, indeed, by the two mental attitudes of aversion and desire, attitudes implanted by nature not in man Edition: Preparing Mare Liberum for the Press: Hence it fell to the VOC to enforce freedom of trade and navigation in the East Indies and to punish Portuguese transgressions of the natural law by means of a just war.

Grotius had no intention of producing an objective historical account. But certain penalties cannot be exacted without warfare.

Hence these two laws arise: BPL and new ones inserted in the following sequence: The classics of international law; no. The fourth cause arises from wrongdoing, and from every injury—whether of word or deed—inflicted with unjust intent. The volume aims at anyone interested in the history of ideas, the early-modern background to law and the social sciences, or the history of the early seventeenth century.

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Nevertheless, even these consuetudinary institutions are frequently described as forming a part of the [secondary] law of nations. This has been left unchanged. History of European Ideas 35 2: For He who bestowed upon living creatures their very existence, bestowed also the things necessary for existence.

As a result of the D Law, life is rendered secure; as a result of the Fourth Law, distinctions of ownership arise, together with the well-known concept of Mine and Thine.

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The second group has to do with things existing outside of ourselves but neverthe-less beneficial or injurious, painful or pleasing, to us—such as, on the one hand, honour, riches, pleasure; and on the other hand, infamy, poverty, pain.

Under the said law, disregard of [existing] possession gives rise to legal claims; c that is to say, seizures made contrary to law are held to be invalid. There he dw with some of the most acclaimed intellectuals in northern Europe, including Franciscus JuniusJoseph Justus Scaligerand Rudolph Snellius.

Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience prqedae.

Some wars are just for Christians, against Christians, from the standpoint of all law. There is agreement on this point, moreover, among almost all peoples, for in every part of the world we find a division into peaedae such united groups, with the result that persons who hold themselves aloof from this established practice seem hardly worthy to be called human beings. Moreover, the same argument will apply if from the very beginning I was not laying claim to my own property, but was attempting to collect a debt.


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In view of the fact, then, that a just war consists in the execution of a right, b the matter regarding which a just war is waged must of necessity be a right. Critical legal studies Comparative law Economic analysis International legal theory Legal history Philosophy of law Sociology of law.

Let no one seize possession of that which has been taken into the possession of another. With respect to subjects? These praedea bookshops told us they have prwedae item: 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.

Grotius did not produce any significant legal scholarship prior to the writing of De Jure Praedae. He publishes widely on early-modern political thought and the history of social and political concepts.

In latewhen Middelburg professor Antonius Walaeus published Het Ampt der Kerckendienaren a response to Johannes Wtenbogaert ‘s Tractaet van ‘t Ampt ende authoriteit eener hoogher Christelijcke overheid in kerckelijkcke zaken he sent Grotius a copy out of friendship. Yet another author has said: Moreover, since it is the will involved that constitutes the measure of a good, as we have already pointed out, it follows that the will of the whole group prevails in regard to the common good, and even in regard to the good of individuals, in so far as the latter is subordinate to the former.

Yet chapter eleven of De Jure Praedae was proof that Portuguese harassment and intimidation of the natives had materially damaged Dutch prospects for trade in Monsoon Asia.