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. enticing with the reception of all of Grotius's key works and a variety of themes, 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. such a lot of all,
Marco Barducci goals to deepen our figuring out of the connections that made English political idea a part of the background of eu proposal. To this finish, it brings jointly a succinct account of Grotius's personal pondering on key issues, mapping those debts inside of English debates, to teach why his rules have been seen
to be correct at key moments; exhibits expertise of the chances for the misappropriation inherent in reception; and provides whatever new to our knowing of why seventeenth-century Englishmen argued within the ways in which they did.

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