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Pufendorf, Samuel Freiherr von 1632-1694

Works: 2,219 works in 6,890 publications in 11 languages and 39,925 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Apologetic writings  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Former owner, Attributed name, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Thesis advisor, Composer, Contributor, wat, Dedicator, Cartographer
Classifications: K457.P8, 340.112
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The whole duty of man according to the law of nature by Samuel Pufendorf( )

76 editions published between 1691 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Whole Duty of Man (1691), first published in Latin in 1673 as De officio hominis et civis, Pufendorf elaborates his conception of ethics, which separates civil duties from religious hopes. Unlike many Christian political theologians of the seventeenth century, Pufendorf refused to ground his natural law ethics in the ideal of human perfection or holiness; rather, he grounded them in the need for sociability, which he regarded as simply a means to an end - that is, human self-preservation and civil peace. Like Grotius and Hobbes, Pufendorf was responding to the religious wars that wracked early modern Europe by constructing a version of natural law capable of defending the civil state against the religious and moral delegitimation wielded by international Catholicism and Protestant zealots."--Jacket
The political writings of Samuel Pufendorf by Samuel Pufendorf( )

15 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Political Writings of Samuel Pufendorf presents the basic arguments and fundamental themes of the political and moral thought of Samuel Pufendorf with selections from the texts of his two major works, Elements of Universal Jurisprudence and The Law of Nature and of Nations. These two works have been brought together to make Pufendorf's moral and political thought more accessible with a new English translation, the first for both works in roughly sixty years. In this volume, Craig L
Of the law of nature and nations. : Eight books. by Samuel Pufendorf( )

130 editions published between 1703 and 2016 in English and Latin and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De officio hominis et civis juxta legem naturalem libri duo by Samuel Pufendorf( )

152 editions published between 1673 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Publications of the Carnegie Endownment for International Peace, Division of International Law."
An introduction to the history of the principal kingdoms and states of Europe by Samuel Pufendorf( )

106 editions published between 1683 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Pufendorf was a pivotal figure in the early German Enlightenment. His version of voluntarist natural law theory had a major influence both on the European continent and elsewhere in the English-speaking world, particularly Scotland and America. Pufendorf's An Introduction to the History of the Principal Kingdoms and States of Europe (1682) became one of his most famous and widely reprinted works. It went through multiple editions during the eighteenth century, but its impact has largely been forgotten. Pufendorf's histories exhibited the core notions of his natural law theory by describing the development and current, reciprocal relations of individual states as collective social agents engaged in securing their own and, thus, their members' interests, including self-preservation. Hence, they essentially functioned as vehicles for philosophical demonstration or justification. Moreover, by emphasizing empirical details and legitimating (in principle) a de facto politics of interest, the histories appealed strongly to the emerging nation-states of early modern Europe, which sought ratification of their external and internal actions, policies, and pedagogies. Pufendorf based his accounts on each country's own historians and took care to describe its position from its own current and historical perspectives. It was an appealing approach to political history, judging from the long and diverse publishing record of the work. This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the history of international law and the development of historiography during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It makes available to contemporary scholars and students a carefully edited, helpfully annotated, and historically situated English version of one of Pufendorf's most popular and influential works.--
Le droit de la nature et des gens : ou, Système général des principes les plus importans de la morale, de la jurisprudence, et de la politique by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

211 editions published between 1706 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present state of Germany by Samuel Pufendorf( )

25 editions published between 1696 and 2014 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although The Present State of Germany was first made available in English over three centuries ago, it has been virtually unavailable in English since the period of the American Founding. By 1696, Pufendorf was well known in England as a staunch defender of the Protestant cause and as one of the renovators of natural law. His writings were familiar to such luminaries as Locke and figured prominently in James Tyrellʹs Patriarcha non Monarcha (1681). The editor of this volume, Michael J. Seidler, describes this work of Pufendorf as "an account of German constitutional law detailing the historical relations between the Emperor and the Estates as well as an examination of the legitimating foundations of Imperial authority, a general analysis of the nature and requirements of political sovereignty, and a reconceptualization of the different forms of political order ... Its central distinction between so-called regular and irregular states, resting on the question of the locus of sovereignty, demotes the traditional political categories into mere administrative possibilities and thereby creates a more general problematic of freedom and authority with which we are still wrestling today. That is, it raises, at a very early stage in the contractarian tradition which we have inherited, the basic question of how effective political unity is compatible with competing values of diversity and individual liberty."--Publisher description
De jure naturae et gentium libri octo by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

97 editions published between 1698 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English translation of the 1688 edition of De Jure Naturae Et Gentium Libri Octo. Pufendorf's Law of Nature and Nations presents in eight books (in one volume) an entire system of jurisprudence, private, public, and international, based on the conception of natural law. Beginning with a consideration of the fundamental principles of law and its various divisions, Pufendorf proceeds to a discussion of the validity of customs, the doctrines of necessity and innate human reason. The remainder of this work applies the principles of Books I & II to various matters of private law. --
Of the nature and qualification of religion in reference to civil society by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

46 editions published between 1687 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 6 of the edition contains Pufendorf’s groundbreaking treatise on the relationship of church and state in the original Latin version and in Christian Thomasius’s German translation. A detailed introduction explains the historical background, origins, and the impact of the work. An index of names facilitates access to the text
Elementorum jurisprudentiae universalis libri duo by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

46 editions published between 1931 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two books of the Elements of universal jurispurdence by Samuel Pufendorf( )

33 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Books of the Elements of Universal Jurisprudence was Pufendorf's first work, published in 1660. Its appearance effectively inaugurated the modern natural-law movement in the German-speaking world. The work also established Pufendorf as a key figure and laid the foundations for his major works, which were to sweep across Europe and North America. Elements of Universal Jurisprudence established Pufendorf's political theory, which, when fully developed, became the most significant alternative to rights-based theories. Pufendorf rejected the concept of natural rights as liberties and the suggestion that political government is justified by its protection of such rights, arguing instead for a principled limit to the state's role in human life. The Liberty Fund edition is based on the translation by William Abbott Oldfather prepared for the Classics of International Law series published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The divine feudal law, or, Covenants with mankind, represented by Samuel Pufendorf( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samuel von Pufendorf (1632-94), German historian and theorist of natural law, was renowned in Europe as one of the founding fathers of the modern theory of natural law. Influenced by the writings of both Grotius and Hobbes, Pufendorf's works on natural law were textbooks for all of Europe for over a century and were far more widely read than any other treatments of the subject." "The Divine Feudal Law (1695) can be seen as a complement to his 1687 treatise on toleration, Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion in Reference to Civil Society (2002, Liberty Fund), which was written in reaction to Louis XIV's revocation of the Edict on Nantes in 1685 and which clarifies that toleration should be applied only when the unification of denominations proves impossible. In The Divine Feudal Law Pufendorf attempts to demonstrate that a union of Lutherans and Calvinists is possible. The aim is not to eliminate disagreements in religion but to take away the evils that arise from those disagreements, and Pufendorf advises that the proper means of securing the peaceful coexistence of different confessions should occur via a mutual agreement rather than enforcement by law. It is important to note that Pufendorf did not propose to unite the Protestants with the Roman Catholic Church, in part because Protestants would never accept the infallibility of the pope, the principle on which the Church of Rome is founded. Further, as Simone Zurbuchen writes, "Pufendorf explains that toleration should be taken not as good in itself but rather as a temporary means of overcoming religious diversity. Where toleration applies, advises Pufendorf, 'religious parties live together as if there were no Dissention among them.'""--BOOK JACKET
Les devoirs de l'homme, et du citoien : tels qu'ils lui sont prescrits par la loi naturelle by Samuel Pufendorf( )

119 editions published between 1707 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the duty of man and citizen according to natural law by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

31 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the Duty of Man and Citizen (1673) is Pufendorf's succinct and condensed presentation of the natural law political theory he developed in his monumental classic On the Law of Nature and Nations (1672). His theory was the most influential natural law philosophy of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries. He advanced a compelling reply to Grotius and Hobbes, and in doing so, set the intellectual problems for theorists such as Locke, Hutcheson, Hume, Rousseau, and Smith. In the aftermath of the Thirty Years' War, Pufendorf sets forth a classic justification of the early modern enlightened state and of the proper relations of moral and political subjection to it. This lucid and historically sensitive translation by Michael Silverthorne, (a classicist and a specialist in Roman Law and early modern political thought) is the first since the early twentieth century. James Tully's introduction sets the text in its seventeenth-century context, summarises the main arguments, surveys recent literature on Pufendorf, and shows how Pufendorf transformed natural law theory into an independent discipline of juristic political philosophy which dominated reflection on politics until Kant."--Publisher's description
An introduction to the history of the principal kingdoms and states of Europe by Samuel Pufendorf( )

44 editions published between 1697 and 1711 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history of the principal kingdoms and states of Europe by Samuel Pufendorf( )

45 editions published between 1706 and 1728 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The compleat history of Sweden : from its origin to this time by Samuel Pufendorf( )

48 editions published between 1702 and 2005 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuelis Pufendorfii De jure naturæ et gentium : libri octo by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

97 editions published between 1672 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The divine feudal law, or, Covenants with mankind, represented
The political writings of Samuel PufendorfOf the law of nature and nations. : Eight books.An introduction to the history of the principal kingdoms and states of EuropeThe present state of GermanyOf the nature and qualification of religion in reference to civil societyTwo books of the Elements of universal jurispurdenceThe divine feudal law, or, Covenants with mankind, representedLes devoirs de l'homme, et du citoien : tels qu'ils lui sont prescrits par la loi naturelleOn the duty of man and citizen according to natural law
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A. O. R.

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baron de Pufendorf

Basilius, Hyperetae 1632-1694

Beckmann, Nicolao de.

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Dunaeus, Petrus.

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