The Free Sea Hugo Grotius Richard Hakluyt William Welwood David Armitage The Free Sea The freedom of the oceans of the world and coastal waters has been a contentious issue in international law for the past four hundred years The most influential argument in favor of freedom of navigat
  • Title: The Free Sea
  • Author: Hugo Grotius Richard Hakluyt William Welwood David Armitage
  • ISBN: 9780865974319
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
The Free Sea Hugo Grotius Richard Hakluyt William Welwood David ArmitageThe freedom of the oceans of the world and coastal waters has been a contentious issue in international law for the past four hundred years The most influential argument in favor of freedom of navigation, trade, and fishing was that put forth by the Dutch theorist Hugo Grotius in his 1609 Mare Liberum The Free Sea The Free Sea was originally published in order to buThe freedom of the oceans of the world and coastal waters has been a contentious issue in international law for the past four hundred years The most influential argument in favor of freedom of navigation, trade, and fishing was that put forth by the Dutch theorist Hugo Grotius in his 1609 Mare Liberum The Free Sea.The Free Sea was originally published in order to buttress Dutch claims of access to the lucrative markets of the East Indies It had been composed as the twelfth chapter of a larger work, De Jure Praedae Commentary on the Law of Prize and Booty , which Grotius had written to defend the Dutch East India Company s capture in 1603 of a rich Portuguese merchant ship in the Strait of Singapore.Liberty Fund s new edition of The Free Sea is the only translation of Grotius s masterpiece undertaken in his own lifetime, left in manuscript by the English historian, Richard Hakluyt 1552 1616 It also contains William Welwod s critique of Grotius reprinted for the first time since the seventeenth century and Grotius s reply to Welwod These documents provide an indispensable introduction to modern ideas of sovereignty and property as they emerged from the early modern tradition of natural law.Hugo Grotius is one of the most important thinkers in the early modern period A great humanistic polymath lawyer and legal theorist, diplomat and political philosopher, ecumenical activist and theologian his work was seminal for modern natural law and influenced the moral, political, legal, and theological thought of the Enlightenment, from Hobbes, Pufendorf, and Locke to Rousseau and Kant, as well as America s Founding leaders.David Armitage is the Lloyd C Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University He is the author of The Ideological Origins of the British Empire and The Declaration of Independence A Global History the editor of Theories of Empire, 1450 1800 and the co editor of The British Atlantic World, 1500 1800, Shakespeare and Early Modern Political Thought, and The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, c 1760 1840.Richard Hakluyt d 1616 was a geographer, editor, and translator of travel literature.Knud Haakonssen is Professor of Intellectual History and Director of the Centre for Intellectual History at the University of Sussex, England.
The Free Sea Hugo Grotius Richard Hakluyt William Welwood David Armitage

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One Reply to “The Free Sea”

  1. i m amazed anyone gave it than three stars this is one of those had to reads, but yeah it gives a good sense of how imperial international law really was is.

  2. Great book Enjoyed it for the historical content enjoyed it even for its demonstration of excellence in legal argumentation.

  3. Grotius wrote this very short treatise as a paid lobbyist on behalf of Dutch East India Company, the world s first transnational corporation He had the task to justify the seizing of the Santa Catarina Portuguese carrack in 1602, a ship full of Ming Chinese porcelain so expensive that it increased the capital of the Company by than 50 % Though the attack, under the command of the Admiral Jacob van Heemskerk, was ordered neither by the company nor by government, the wealth it brought was welcome [...]

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