ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

Wednesday 26 January 2022

BOOK: William E. BUTLER, Hugo Grotius on War and Peace in English Translation (Clark (New Jersey): Talbot Publishing, 2021), VIII + 162 p. ISBN 9781616196615, 95 USD


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On the book:

The seven principal English-language versions of Grotius's classic work On the Law of War and Peace (1625) were published between 1654 and 1928. Either by design or serendipity, each of these appeared on the eve of, during, or immediately after a major international conflict. All major achievements in their time, they expressed an overriding conviction that Grotian insights would enlighten present-day readers and help to lessen the incidence and horrors of armed conflict. Drawing upon archival sources never used previously, this study considers the history of these translations and their different approaches to Grotius's often complicated text. William E. Butler has written extensively on the history of international law and is the founding editor of Jus Gentium: Journal of International Legal History (2016-). He is the John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law, Dickinson Law, Pennsylvania State University, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law in the University of London (University College London), Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and Foreign Member, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine.

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