Hugo Grotius and the History of Political Thought

  title={Hugo Grotius and the History of Political Thought},
  author={Knud Haakonssen},
  journal={Political Theory},
  pages={239 - 265}
N PROPOSING to address the topic of Hugo Grotius and the history of political thought, I am not intending primarily to calculate his originality by establishing what he brought into the world of ideas that was new. It would take more than one essay to refute the applicability to Grotius of the old Terentian adage that "nothing is said now that has not been said before." It is Grotius and the subsequent history of the political thought with which I am concerned. Of course, the consideration of a… 
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