The Rights of War and Peace (2005 ed.) vol. 1 (Book I)
Grotius’s Rights of War and Peace is a classic of modern public international law which lays the foundation for a universal code of law and which strongly defends the rights of individual agents - states as well as private persons - to use their power to secure themselves and their property. This edition is based upon that of the eighteenth-century French editor Jean Barbeyrac and also includes the Prolegomena to the first edition of Rights of War and Peace (1625); this document has never before been translated into English and adds new dimensions to the great work.
The Rights of War and Peace, edited and with an Introduction by Richard Tuck, from the Edition by Jean Barbeyrac (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005). Vol. 1.
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Table of Contents
- A NOTE ON THE TEXT
- THE RIGHTS OF WAR AND PEACE BOOK I
- THE CONTENTS
- THE LIFE OF HUGO GROTIUSEdition: 1738ed; Page: [i]
- H. GROTIUS to His Most Christian Majesty LEWIS XIII. King of France and Navarre.
- THE PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE Concerning the Certainty of Right in general; and the Design of this Work in particular.
- Book I
- CHAPTER I: What War is, and what Right is.
- CHAPTER II: Whether ’tis ever Lawful to make War.
- CHAPTER III: The Division of War into Publick and Private. An Explication of the supreme Power.
- CHAPTER IV: Of a War made by Subjects against their Superiors.
- CHAPTER V: Who may lawfully make War.