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The history of Commentary on the Law of Prize and Booty is complex. When Grotius’s personal papers were auctioned in The Hague in 1864, scholars discovered that Mare Liberum was just one chapter in a manuscript of 163 folios, written in justification of the capture of the Portuguese merchantman Santa Catarina in the Strait of Singapore in February 1603. Robert Fruin persuaded the scholar H. G. Hamaker to transcribe and publish it in 1868.Knud Haakonssen, the General Editor of the Natural Law and Enlightenment Classics series, states, “Grotius’s work on the right of prize and booty is unusual. It has been argued in some of the most prominent recent scholarship that the work, while never published by Grotius himself, was the intellectual resource for much of his most important work. One chapter of the manuscript was used for his famous work on the free sea, Mare Liberum, and many of the most important features of his greatest work, De Jure Belli ac Pacis (The Rights of War and Peace), are either derived from, or revised versions of, the earlier writing.”The Liberty Fund edition is based on the one prepared by Gwladys L. Williams and Walter H. Zeydel for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. It combines the original text and new material.Martine Julia van Ittersum is a Lecturer in History at the University of Dundee.Knud Haakonssen is Professor of Intellectual History and Director of the Centre for Intellectual History at the University of Sussex, England.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xxi
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  1. Note on the Text
  2. pp. xxiii-xxvii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xxix
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  1. Commentary on the Law of Prize and Booty
  2. p. 1
  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. Chapter I
  2. pp. 9-18
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  1. Chapter II
  2. pp. 19-50
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  1. Chapter III
  2. pp. 51-67
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  1. Chapter IV
  2. pp. 68-88
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  1. Chapter V
  2. pp. 89-91
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  1. Chapter VI
  2. pp. 92-100
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  1. Chapter VII
  2. pp. 101-126
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  1. Chapter VIII
  2. pp. 127-181
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  1. Chapter IX
  2. pp. 182-189
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  1. Chapter X
  2. pp. 190-242
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  1. Chapter XI
  2. pp. 243-299
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  1. Chapter XII
  2. pp. 300-390
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  1. Chapter XIII
  2. pp. 391-436
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  1. Chapter XIV
  2. pp. 437-461
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  1. Chapter XV
  2. pp. 462-497
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  1. Appendix A. Table of Rules and Laws Compiled from Chapter II of the Commentary
  2. pp. 499-500
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  1. Appendixes to the Liberty Fund Edition
  2. pp. 501-556
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  1. Bibliography for Introduction and Notes
  2. pp. 557-560
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  1. Suggestions for Further Reading
  2. p. 561
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  1. Indexes
  2. pp. 563-632
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  1. Publication Information
  2. p. 634
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781614878032
Print ISBN
9780865974753
MARC Record
OCLC
836874215
Pages
660
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
N

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