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By Marco Barducci

Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718 is a reconstruction of how Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) used to be learn and utilized by English political and spiritual writers within the 17th and early eighteenth centuries. enticing with the reception of all of Grotius's key works and quite a lot of issues, the quantity has a lot to claim concerning the look for peace in an age of non secular clash and in regards to the cultural roots of the Enlightenment. so much of all,
Marco Barducci goals to deepen our figuring out of the connections that made English political suggestion a part of the heritage of ecu proposal. To this finish, it brings jointly a succinct account of Grotius's personal pondering on key issues, mapping those debts inside English debates, to teach why his principles have been seen
to be correct at key moments; indicates knowledge of the probabilities for the misappropriation inherent in reception; and provides whatever new to our realizing of why seventeenth-century Englishmen argued within the ways in which they did.

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