Grotius, Hugo. De Jur Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres, In quibis Just Natura & Genium, item Juris Publici praecipua explanticur. Amstelaedami: Ex officina Wetsteniana, 1712.
Translated to On the Law of War and Peace in English, this seminal text by Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) outlines just war theory, a concept used throughout history to make conflict fair and just. The theory is used heavily in Milton’s Paradise Lost. It is a foundational text of international law and international relations. Grotius rejects bans on war, separates natural law from religious law, and develops a philosophy on how nations should interact even if God does not exist to govern morality.
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War Law Philosophy and Perceptions