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The Resource Roman law in the state of nature : the classical foundations of Hugo Grotius' natural law, Benjamin Straumann

Roman law in the state of nature : the classical foundations of Hugo Grotius' natural law, Benjamin Straumann

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Roman law in the state of nature : the classical foundations of Hugo Grotius' natural law
Title
Roman law in the state of nature
Title remainder
the classical foundations of Hugo Grotius' natural law
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Benjamin Straumann
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Language
eng
Summary
"Roman Law in the State of Nature offers a new interpretation of the foundations of Hugo Grotius' natural law theory. Surveying the significance of texts from classical antiquity, Benjamin Straumann argues that certain classical texts, namely Roman law and a specifically Ciceronian brand of Stoicism, were particularly influential for Grotius in the construction of his theory of natural law. The book asserts that Grotius, a humanist steeped in Roman law, had many reasons to employ Roman tradition and explains how Cicero's ethics and Roman law - secular and offering a doctrine of the freedom of the high seas - were ideally suited to provide the rules for Grotius' state of nature. This fascinating new study offers historians, classicists and political theorists a fresh account of the historical background of the development of natural rights, natural law and of international legal norms as they emerged in seventeenth-century early modern Europe"--
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Straumann, Benjamin
Dewey number
340.112
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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  • Grotius, Hugo
  • Natural law
  • Roman law
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Roman law in the state of nature : the classical foundations of Hugo Grotius' natural law, Benjamin Straumann
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:395111/one
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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Contents
Introduction; 1. Natural law in historical context; 2. A novel doctrine of the sources of law: nature and the classics; 3. Proving natural law: the influence of classical rhetoric on Grotius' method; 4. Social instinct or self-preservation?; 5. Justice for the state of nature: from Aristotle to the Corpus Iuris; 6. Grotius' concept of the state of nature; 7. Natural rights: Roman remedies in the state of nature; 8. Natural rights and just wars; 9. Enforcing natural law: the right to punish; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Control code
FIEb1766858x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
269 pages;
Isbn
9781107092907
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)886881545
Label
Roman law in the state of nature : the classical foundations of Hugo Grotius' natural law, Benjamin Straumann
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:395111/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction; 1. Natural law in historical context; 2. A novel doctrine of the sources of law: nature and the classics; 3. Proving natural law: the influence of classical rhetoric on Grotius' method; 4. Social instinct or self-preservation?; 5. Justice for the state of nature: from Aristotle to the Corpus Iuris; 6. Grotius' concept of the state of nature; 7. Natural rights: Roman remedies in the state of nature; 8. Natural rights and just wars; 9. Enforcing natural law: the right to punish; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Control code
FIEb1766858x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
269 pages;
Isbn
9781107092907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)886881545

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