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The First Edition of Grotius’s De iure belli ac pacis

In: Grotiana
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  • 1 Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt a/M.

A reconstruction is attempted of the printing process of the first edition of De iure belli ac pacis, and of the circumstances thereof, on the basis of a study of various copies still extant. It is argued that a distinction should be drawn between variations that resulted from a hurried printing process and those that were interventions by the author himself.

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