Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718: by Marco Barducci

By Marco Barducci

Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718 is a reconstruction of how Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) was once learn and utilized by English political and spiritual writers within the 17th and early eighteenth centuries. attractive with the reception of all of Grotius's key works and a variety of subject matters, the amount has a lot to assert in regards to the look for peace in an age of spiritual clash and in regards to the cultural roots of the Enlightenment. so much of all,
Marco Barducci goals to deepen our realizing of the connections that made English political notion a part of the historical past of ecu suggestion. To this finish, it brings jointly a succinct account of Grotius's personal pondering on key subject matters, mapping those bills inside of English debates, to teach why his principles have been seen
to be appropriate at key moments; indicates wisdom of the chances for the misappropriation inherent in reception; and provides anything new to our knowing of why seventeenth-century Englishmen argued within the ways in which they did.

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