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Title: Umpire To The Nations - Hugo Grotius
Description: Denis Dobson, 1965, 1st English edition. Cloth, dj, F/G+. 167pp, endpaper maps, 8pp b/w plates, index, a nice copy in a rubbed dustjackrt that has a small chip at the base of the spine. Hardback with dustjacket. Biography of Hugo Grotius who is recognised as being the father of International Law. Grotius [ 1583 - 1645 ] living in Holland under Spanish rule he was inspired to write 'De Jure Belli Ac Pacis' in which he called for a code of conduct between countries - his lasting memorial the International Court at the Hague. He also, in 'Mare Liberum' called for the seas to be treated as free & open territory - this was adopted as the three mile limit.

Keywords: biography, law, legal, holland, history, international law

Price: GBP 20.00 = appr. US$ 28.56 Seller: Eastleach Books
- Book number: 21084