Ordinum Hollandiae ac Westfrisiae pietas ab improbissimis multorum calumniis, simulque a nupera Sibrandi Lubberti Epistola, quam ad Reverend. Archiep. Cantuariensem scripsit, vindicata : per Hugonem Grotium Eor. Ord. Fisci Advocatum
Reprint of the standard critical Latin edition of Grotius's magnum opus of 1625, which established the framework of modern international law. Grotius describes the situations in which war is a valid tool of law enforcement and outlines the principles of armed combat. Though based on Christian natural law, Grotius advanced the novel argument that his system would still be valid if it lacked a divine basis. In this regard he pointed to the future by moving international law in a secular direction. A work of painstaking philological research, this edition is based on the final version edited by the author, which issued posthumously in 1646. Differences between this edition and those of 1632 and 1642 are noted and the author of each text quotation is identified with reference to modern editions. A list of Grotius's citations is also included.
“On The Law of War and Peace” was translated into many languages, and most law schools adopted it as the basis of the right of nations. Princes and statesmen consulted the book, and just as Alexander the Great always had a copy of Homer's 'Iliad,’ so the great Gustavus Adolphus always had with him a copy of Grotius’ work, to remind himself that even the most successful general must respect some laws. Grotius’ strength lies in his moderation and in the fact that he quotes copiously from the best authorities to fortify his views .
Este livro foi escrito na época das reformas religiosas com o intuito de validar a existência da natureza de um Deus. Através de fundamentos e análises de livros o autor pretende demonstrar ao leitor que a religião cristã não é uma coisa vã e sem propósito. A obra foi escrita para se tornar um documento capaz de oferecer uma prova racional da existência de Deus, validando assim, segundo o autor, a legitimidade do cristianismo. Hugo Grotius, através de suas impressões quanto aos livros analisados, visa ensinar os caminhos para se tornar um bom cristão e a compreensão do cristianismo.
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