Hugo Grotius and International Relations by Hedley Bull

Hugo Grotius and International Relations

EditorHedley Bull, Benedict Kingsbury, Adam Roberts

Paperback | October 1, 1994

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 420 plum® points

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


While the works of Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) have long been held in high esteem by international lawyers, this book addresses the broader, and neglected, theme of his contribution to the theoretical and practical aspects of international relations. It critically reappraises Grotius' thought,examining it in relation to his predecessors and in the context of the wars and controversies of his time, and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the `Grotian' tradition of thought - one which accepts the sovereignty of states but at the same time stresses the existence of shared values andthe necessity of rules.

About The Author

Hedley Bull is at Balliol College, Oxford. Benedict Kingsbury is at Duke University School of Law, North Carolina.
The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics
The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics

by Hedley Bull


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Not available in stores

Details & Specs

Title:Hugo Grotius and International RelationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:October 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198277717

ISBN - 13:9780198277712

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Hugo Grotius and International Relations


Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

`This collection provides both an instructive intellectual portrait (or portraits) of Grotius, and goes a long way to reaffirming the English school conceptions of order and international society ... Caught between the amoral vibrancy of American realism on the one hand, and the emergingcritical paradigms on the other, the English school has an ancien regime feel to it. If this is true, then this book clearly demonstrates the breadth of scholarship that we will be losing.'International Insights