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Hugo Grotius : a lifelong struggle for peace in church and state, 1583-1645

Author: Henk J M Nellen; J C Grayson
Publisher: Leiden, Netherlands : Brill, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography offers a detailed portrait of the famous humanist scholar Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), jurist, politician, Neo-Latin poet and Christian apologist, on the basis of his voluminous correspondence.
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Nellen, Henk J.M., 1949-
Hugo Grotius : a lifelong struggle for peace in church and state, 1583-1645.
Leiden, Netherlands : Brill, ©2015
xxxii, 827 pages
Named Person: Hugo Grotius; Hugo Grotius
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henk J M Nellen; J C Grayson
ISBN: 9789004281790 9004281797
OCLC Number: 900889438
Description: 1 online resource (944 pages) : illustrations (some color), portraits
Contents: Preface; List of Illustrations; Notes on the Illustrations; 1 Introduction; Hugo de Groot: A World-Famous Scholar; A Biography; Some Main Lines: A Troubled Triangular Relationship; Terminology; Chapter 2 Childhood and Youth (1583-99); Ancestry; Grotius' Earliest Childhood; Grotius as a Student; The French Journey (1598); Chapter 3 On the Way to Adulthood (1599-1607); Scholarly Activities, Relations with Johan van Oldenbarnevelt; Leiden Friends: Heinsius, Meursius and Baudius; Grotius and Simon Stevin; 'De republica emendanda'; Advocate in The Hague. Relations with Johannes WtenbogaertThe Bankruptcy of Jan de Groot; Family Life; Chapter 4 Advocate-Fiscal (1607-13); De iure praedae as a Step towards the Advocate-Fiscalship; Grotius as Advocate-Fiscal; Maria van Reigersberch; Peace or Truce?; Mare liberum and De antiquitate; Administrative Duties; Relationship with the Stadholder Maurice; A Poem for Hendrik Delmanhorst; Leiden Friends: Scaliger, Baudius and Heinsius; Chapter 5 A Budding Politician (1609-13); The Troubles of the Truce Years; The Death of Jacobus Arminius; Johannes Wtenbogaert; Conradus Vorstius; Meletius. Leiden Friends: Petrus Bertius and Petrus CunaeusPolitical Complications (1611-13); The English Journey (1613); Discussions with the King and Other Great Men at the English Court; Return; Chapter 6 Pensionary of Rotterdam (1613-16); The Pensionary's Office as a Turning Point; The Appointment; Rotterdam; Family Life; Ordinum pietas; The Aftermath; Three Letters from 1614; Political Career; Chapter 7 An Intellectual in a Time of Revolution (1616-18); Political and Scholarly Activities; Adolphus Venator, A Hunter for the Truth; Hubbub in The Hague; Troublesome Missions: Oudewater and After. De satisfactioneDe imperio circa sacra; English Connections; French Policy; The Approach of the National Synod; The Denouement; Chapter 8 Trial and Imprisonment (1618-21); The Road to Arrest; Arrest and Imprisonment; The Trial; Loevestein; A Brother's Services; The Escape; Chapter 9 Exile (1621-25); Paris, a Refuge in a Turbulent World; Family Life; Grotius and the French Political Authorities; Developments in French Calvinism; Remonstrants in Exile; Disquisitio an pelagiana sint; Verantwoordingh; Grotius and Charenton; Introduction to the Learned World of Paris. The Cabinet Dupuy. The 'fratres tergemini'De iure belli ac pacis; Chapter 10 Exile (1625-31); The Change of Power in 1625; Financial Uncertainties; Negotiations; Maria and Nicolaes van Reigersberch as Grotius' Advocates; Exile in Practice. Grotius' View of France; Contacts with French Arminians; A Troubled Relationship: Grotius and Daniel Heinsius; A New Friendship: Grotius and Claude Saumaise; An Old Friend: Johannes Wtenbogaert; De veritate and other Scholarly Publications; Plans for Return; Chapter 11 Intermezzo in Holland (1631-32); Unexpected Return; Amsterdam's Hospitality.
Responsibility: by Henk Nellen ; translated from the Dutch by J.C. Grayson.

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This biography offers a detailed portrait of the famous humanist scholar Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), jurist, politician, Neo-Latin poet and Christian apologist, on the basis of his voluminous correspondence.

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