Commentary on the law of prize and booty

  title={Commentary on the law of prize and booty},
  author={Hugo Grotius},
The history of "Commentary on the Law of Prize and Booty "is complex. When Grotiuss personal papers were auctioned in The Hague in 1864, Dutch scholars discovered that his famous Mare Liberum was just one chapter in a manuscript of 163 folios, written in justification of Jacob van Heemskercks capture of the Santa Catarina, a Portuguese merchantman, in the Straits of Singapore in February 1603. A prominent Dutch historian of the nineteenth century, Robert Fruin, persuaded the classical scholar H… 
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  • A. Brett
  • Law
    Modern Intellectual History
  • 2020
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