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A Lifelong Struggle for Peace in Church and State, 1583 – 1645
Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) is the most famous humanist scholar of the Dutch Golden Age. He wrote influential works on the laws of war and peace, Dutch history and the unification of the churches. His plea for a freedom of the seas in Mare liberum offered the Dutch East India Company a ready justification for the establishment of a trading empire in the East Indies. As far as his daily duties left him any spare time, he penned confidential, learned and beautifully-written letters. This voluminous correspondence offers a trove of information on Grotius’ life and works, and forms the basis of his newest biography which sketches a life caught in a fierce struggle for peace in Church and State.
Author: Henk Nellen

In 1619, during his detention at Loevestein Castle, the famous Dutch humanist Hugo Grotius (1583–1645) began to work on a project that would occupy him for the remainder of his life: a detailed commentary on the New Testament, 1 completed with (less extensive) annotations on the Old Testament

In: Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Albasitensis

Henk Nellen, Hugo Grotius. A lifelong struggle for Peace in Church and State, 1583–1645 , tr. from the Dutch by J.C. Grayson. Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2015; paperback: forthcoming Brill 2016, ca. € 65. Eight years after the Dutch original, we now have the English translation of the essential

In: Grotiana

which humanists increasingly disengaged the study of the Bible from doctrinal questions, abandoning theology for history as a framework for interpretation. Dutch statesman and scholar Hugo Grotius (1583–1645) is perhaps the best or, at least, best-known example of a humanist who worked in this vein, a

In: Erudition and the Republic of Letters
Editors: Nellen and Rabbie
This volume contains the proceedings of a conference “Hugo Grotius as a Theologian” (1992), held at the occasion of the retirement of professor Guillaume H.M. Posthumus Meyjes, the editor of Grotius' Meletius. Containing thirteen lectures, it is divided into three sections. In the first all Grotius' main theological works are discussed. The second section presents studies of Grotius' relationship to Erasmus, his polemics with André Rivet, his views on scholarly and religious developments in contemporary France, and his opinions on Jews and Judaism. Four lectures on the reception of Grotius' theological thought in the 17th and 18th centuries in Great Britain, Switzerland and the Netherlands, constitute the third section. In the appendix, a bibliography on the theme 'Grotius as a theologian' is provided.

Publications by G.H.M. Posthumus Meyjes:
Geschiedenis van het Waalse College te Leiden, 1606-1699, ISBN: 978 90 04 06669 4 (Out of print)
Jean Gerson et l'Assemblée de Vincennes (1329): Ses conceptions de la juridiction temporelle de l'Église, ISBN: 978 90 04 05740 1
Hugo Grotius – Meletius, sive de iis quae inter Christianos conveniunt epistola. Critical Edition with Translation, Commentary and Introduction, ISBN: 978 90 04 08356 1
• Edited by C. Berkvens-Stevelinck, J. Israel and G.H.M. Posthumus Meyjes, Emergence of Tolerance in the Dutch Republic, ISBN: 978 90 04 10768 7
• G.H.M. Posthumus Meyjes. Translated by J.C. Grayson, Jean Gerson - Apostle of Unity: His Church Politics and Ecclesiology, ISBN: 978 90 04 11296 4

and Hugo Grotius are both in for a substantial reevaluation. However, much work remains to be done editing sources and tracking the transmission histories of these ideas into the late seventeenth century to make definitive assessments of their relative impact on early modern political discourse

In: Grotiana
Original Latin Text and English Translation
Author: Robert Feenstra
The quadricentenary of Hugo Grotius’ Mare liberum (1609-2009) offered the opportunity to publish a reliable critical edition – combined with a revised English translation – of Grotius’ first publication in the field of international law.
Starting from a comparison with the autographic manuscript, Robert Feenstra undertook a verification of the text of the first and only authorised edition – in particular of the numerous marginal references – resulting in many corrections and further annotations. In his ‘Editor’s Introduction’, he explains the history of the later editions of the Latin text and the translations of Mare liberum. Jeroen Vervliet’s ‘General Introduction’ aims at providing a better understanding of the circumstances in which Hugo Grotius wrote this work; it elucidates the legal argument used by Grotius, and the reaction of his contemporary opponents.

57 Outlines of Hugo Grotius' Poetry ARTHUR EYFFINGER ... seu poscor in leges et acri iura foro, populique rebus partire curas, seu melius fuit mandare seris acta nepotibus atque interim grates sonanti dulce lvra tenuare carmen... * In recent decades, interest in Neo-Latin studies shows a

In: Grotiana
Author: Paula P. Witkam

Hugo Grotius's edition of Lucan Hugo Grotius,l despite living the life of an exile in Paris following his spectacular escape from Loevestein castle in 1621, continued to have his works published in the Republic of the United Netherlands.' From 1621 until 1645, the year of Grotius's death, there

In: Quaerendo
Author: Valentina Vadi

conflict. Soon after Gentili’s death, his fame was overshadowed by that of Hugo Grotius (1583–1608), a Dutch scholar who is often regarded as one of the founders of international law. 2 Although it is now clear that the foundational structure of international law emerged over centuries and this

In: War and Peace