By Hugo Grotius
The background of "Commentary at the legislations of Prize and Booty" is complicated. whilst Grotius's own papers have been auctioned within the Hague in 1864, Dutch students came across that his well-known "Mare Liberum" used to be only one bankruptcy in a manuscript of 163 folios, written in justification of Jacob van Heemskerck's catch of the Santa Catarina, a Portuguese merchantman, within the Straits of Singapore in February 1603. A admired Dutch historian of the 19th century, Robert Fruin, persuaded the classical pupil H. G. Hamaker to transcribe and submit it, and the Latin textual content used to be issued in 1868. This Liberty Fund version is predicated at the one ready by means of Gwladys L. Williams and Walter H. Zeydel for the Carnegie Endowment for foreign Peace. It combines a revised textual content and new fabric, making it a hugely appealing version of a piece that's tricky to procure.
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F. Republic, I. iv [I. xxiv סp. 353 e]. g. Stobaeus, Sermones [in Florilegium ], IX [n. 49]. h. [Comparison of Aristides and ] Cato [iii. 5]. 22 chapter ii internally, since the just man’s highest concern is for himself. Other authorities, a distinguishing more subtly between terms, maintain that such concern is the function not so much of justice as of that love [for self ] to which we are impelled by nature; but at the same time, they admit that in human affairs the first principle of a man’s duty relates to himself.
Article V. The war waged by the Portuguese against the friends of the Dutch. chapter xii Wherein It Is Shown That Even If the War Were a Private War, It Would Be Just, and the Prize Would Be Justly Acquired by the Dutch East India Company; and Wherein, Too, the Following Theses Are Presented: 1. Access to all nations is open to all, not merely by the permission but by the command of the law of nations. 2. Infidels cannot be divested of public or private rights of ownership merely because they are infidels, whether on the ground of discovery, or in virtue of a papal grant, or on grounds of war.
1; Institutes, II. i. 40; Dig. XIII. v. 1. j. On Duties, I [vii. 23]. k. , Politics, I. ii ; Dig. XXXIII. x. 7, § 2; ibid. XLIV. vii. 38; Th. Aq. II–II, qu. 109, art. 3. prolegomena 35 regarded as so sacred and inviolable an instrument for the interchange of blessings and the reciprocal intimation of human will that, in the eyes of all men, there is no more grievous disgrace than that attached to lying. a Herein lies the origin of pacts, which is necessarily bound up with the Sixth Law, as has been indicated above.