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The Resource Hugo Grotius, the Portuguese and free trade in the East Indies, Peter Borschberg

Hugo Grotius, the Portuguese and free trade in the East Indies, Peter Borschberg

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Hugo Grotius, the Portuguese and free trade in the East Indies
Title
Hugo Grotius, the Portuguese and free trade in the East Indies
Statement of responsibility
Peter Borschberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1603, Dutch Admiral Jakob van Heemskerk plundered a Portuguese merchantman, the Santa Catarina, travelling from Macao to Melaka. The sale of the cargo at a public auction made traders across Northern Europe aware of the riches to be reaped from Asian trade. However, the episode raised legal questions and the United Dutch East India Company (VOC) commissioned the young Hugo Grotius to defend Heemskerk's actions. Grotius produced two classic legal texts, The Law of Prize and Booty and its spin-off, The Free Sea, among the greatest works in the history of international legal and political thought. His observations dealt with free trade in the East Indies, the Dutch Republic's military conflict with the Portuguese and Spanish in Asia, and the legal and moral grounds for attacking and plundering Portuguese and Spanish mercantile shipping. --
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Borschberg, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grotius, Hugo
  • Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie
  • Prize law
  • Freedom of the seas
  • International law
  • International relations
  • Portuguese
  • East Indies
Label
Hugo Grotius, the Portuguese and free trade in the East Indies, Peter Borschberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • General introduction
  • Hugo Grotius, the "oracle of Delft" : the man, VOC lobbyist, politician and diplomat
  • Grotius, Johor and trade in the East Indies
  • "Free trade" and unimpeded access to Emporia in the East Indies : rereading Mare liberum (1609)
  • How Grotius acquired a working knowledge of the East Indies
  • General conclusion
Control code
ocn318953273
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 482 pages
Isbn
9789971694678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)318953273
Label
Hugo Grotius, the Portuguese and free trade in the East Indies, Peter Borschberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • General introduction
  • Hugo Grotius, the "oracle of Delft" : the man, VOC lobbyist, politician and diplomat
  • Grotius, Johor and trade in the East Indies
  • "Free trade" and unimpeded access to Emporia in the East Indies : rereading Mare liberum (1609)
  • How Grotius acquired a working knowledge of the East Indies
  • General conclusion
Control code
ocn318953273
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 482 pages
Isbn
9789971694678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)318953273

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