The Rights of War and Peace (2005 ed.) vol. 2 (Book II)
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. 2.
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Table of Contents
- THE RIGHTS OF WAR AND PEACE BOOK II
- Book IIEdition: 1738; Page: 
- CHAPTER I: Of the Causes of War; and first, of the Defence of Persons and Goods.
- CHAPTER II: Of Things which belong in common to all Men.
- CHAPTER III: Of the original Acquisition of Things; where also is treated of the Sea and Rivers.
- CHAPTER IV: Of a Thing presumed to be quitted, and of the Right of Possession that follows; and how such a Possession differs from Usucaption and Prescription.
- CHAPTER V: Of the Original Acquisition of a Right over Persons; where also is treated of the Right of Parents: Of Marriages: Of Societies: Of the Right over Subjects: Over Slaves.
- CHAPTER VI: Of an Acquisition (Possession or Purchase) derived from a Man’s own Deed; where also of the Alienation of a Government, and of the Things and Revenues that belong to that Government.
- CHAPTER VII: Of an Acquisition derived to one by Vertue of some Law; where also of succeeding to the Effects and Estate of a Man who dies without a Will.
- CHAPTER VIII: Of Such Properties as are commonly called Acquisitions by the Right of Nations.
- CHAPTER IX: When Jurisdiction and Property Cease.
- CHAPTER X: Of the Obligation that arises from Property.
- CHAPTER XI: Of Promises.
- CHAPTER XII: Of Contracts.
- CHAPTER XIII: Of an Oath.
- CHAPTER XIV: Of the Promises, Contracts, and Oaths of those who have the Sovereign Power.
- CHAPTER XV: Of publick Treaties, as well those that are made by the Sovereign himself, as those that are concluded without his Order.
- CHAPTER XVI: Of Interpretation, or the Way of explaining the Sense of a Promise or Convention.
- CHAPTER XVII: Of the Damage done by an Injury, and of the Obligation thence arising.
- CHAPTER XVIII: Of the Rights of Embassies.
- CHAPTER XIX: Of the Right of Burial.
- CHAPTER XX: Of Punishments.
- CHAPTER XXI: Of the Communication of Punishments.
- CHAPTER XXII: Of the unjust Causes of War.
- CHAPTER XXIII: Of the dubious Causes of War.
- CHAPTER XXIV: Exhortations not to engage in a War rashly, tho’ for just Reasons.
- CHAPTER XXV: Of the Causes for which War is to be undertaken on the Account of others.
- CHAPTER XXVI: Of the Reasons that justify those who under another’s Command engage in War.