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New book: The Cambridge Companion to Hugo Grotius

Published: 22nd September 2021 Last updated: 25th July 2022

Cambridge University Press has recently published the new volume ‘The Cambridge Companion to Hugo Grotius’, edited by our professor Randall Lesaffer together with Janne Nijman.

The Cambridge Companion to Hugo Grotius offers a comprehensive overview of Hugo Grotius (1583–1645) for students, teachers, and general readers, while its chapters also draw upon and contribute to recent specialised discussions of Grotius' oeuvre and its later reception. Contributors to this volume cover the width and breadth of Grotius' work and thought, ranging from his literary work, including his historical, theological and political writing, to his seminal legal interventions. While giving these various fields a separate treatment, the book also delves into the underlying conceptions and outlooks that formed Grotius' intellectual map of the world as he understood it, and as he wanted it to become, giving a new political and religious context to his forays into international and domestic law.

More information can be found on the publisher’s website.