Grotiana, Volume 39 (2018)


Grotiana appears under the auspices of the Grotiana Foundation. The journal’s leading objective is the furtherance of the Grotian tradition. It welcomes any relevant contribution to a better understanding of Grotius’ life and works. At the same time close attention will be paid to Grotius’ relevance for present-day thinking about world problems. Grotiana therefore intends to be a forum for exchanges concerning the philosophical, ethical and legal fundamentals of the search for an international order. The Library contributes with a bibliography on Grotius.


An Unpublished Letter from Herbert of Cherbury to Grotius on the Expeditio in Ream Insulam: Commentary, Text, and Translation

By: Felix Waldmann
Publication Date:18 Dec 2018

Grotius, Dio Chrysostom and the ‘Invention’ of Customary ius gentium

By: Francesca Iurlaro
Publication Date:18 Dec 2018

States and Patrimonial Kingdoms: Hugo Grotius’s Account of Sovereign Entities in The Rights of War and Peace

By: Emile Simpson
Pages: 45–76
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018

A Reply to Grotius’s Critics. On Constitutional Law

By: Gustaaf van Nifterik
Pages: 77–95
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018

An Introduction to the Smaller Bodies of Water in Hugo Grotius’s Legal Theory

By: Laurelin Middelkoop
Pages: 97–103
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018

The Historical Foundations of Grotius’ Analysis of Delict [Legal History Library 24], written by Joe Sampson

Book review by: Eltjo Schrage
Pages: 105–119
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018

Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age: God’s Word Questioned, edited by Dirk van Miert, Henk J. M. Nellen, Piet Steenbakkers, and Jetze Touber

Book review by: Nicholas Hardy
Pages: 120–129
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018

Hugo Grotius and the Modern Theology of Freedom: Transcending Natural Rights, written by Jeremy Seth Geddert

Book review by: Andrew Blom
Pages: 130–136
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018

Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution 1613–1718: Transnational Reception in English Political Thought, written by Marco Barducci

Book review by: Marco Barducci
Pages: 137–151
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018

Criticism and Confession. The Bible in the Seventeenth Century Republic of Letters, written by Nicholas Hardy

Book review by: Sarah Mortimer
Pages: 152–154
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018

Necessity in International Law, written by Jens David Ohlin & Larry May

Book review by: Ioannis D. Evrigenis
Pages: 155–159
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018


By: Rens Steenhard
Pages: 161–167
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018