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Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718: Transnational Reception in English Political Thought

Marco Barducci


This book is a reconstruction of the way Hugo Grotius (1583–1645) was read and used by English political and religious writers in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The book is broad in approach, covering the reception of all of Grotius’ key works and a wide range of topics. It has much to say also about the search for peace in an age of religious conflict and about the cultural roots of the Enlightenment. Most of all, this book aims to deepen our understanding of the connections that made English political thought part of the history of European thought. To this end, it brings to ... More

Keywords: Hugo Grotius, English political thought, reception theory, Anglo-Dutch intellectual exchanges, transnational history, republicanism, state, church relationship, empire, property

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198754589
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198754589.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marco Barducci, author
Senior Research Fellow at St Hild & St Bede College, Durham University

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