Stoicism, Slavery, and Law: Grotian Jurisprudence and its Reception

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The ius naturale and ius gentium as propounded by Grotius in his De jure belli ac pacis allowed the formulation of a modern justification of slavery as a time when European maritime powers were starting to engage heavily in the slave trade. In litigation in Scotland in the eighteenth century, Grotius was drawn on to defend slavery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-232
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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  • Grotius; Slavery; Stocicism; Scotland


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