The Grotian moment: Hugo Grotius and the invention of international law

A lawyer serving a life sentence escapes from prison hidden in a bookcase: as a plot point it would have the sort of ironic neatness that gives novelists and screenwriters a bad name. In this instance, however, it is true. It happened on 22 March 1621. The prison was the 14th Century castle of Loevestein, … Continue reading The Grotian moment: Hugo Grotius and the invention of international law

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