Mare Liberum [The
Freedom of the Seas] (1609). Key work in international
maritime law, it was actually part of De Jure Praedae [On the Law
of Prize and Booty], which Grotius had written under contract to
the East India Company to justify the Company's seizure of a
De Antiquitate ReipublicŠ Batavicae (1610). History of the
Meletius, sive de iis quŠ inter Christianos conveniunt Epistola
[Meletius or Letter on the points of agreement between Christians]
Pietas Ordinum HollandiŠ ac WestfrisiŠ vindicata [The
Religiousness of the States of Holland and Westfriesland] (1613).
A vindication of the ecclesiastical policy of the Estates General.
De Satisfactione Christi or more properly Defensio fidei
catholicae De satisfactione Christi adversus Faustum Socinum Senensem
[A Defense of the Catholic Faith concerning the Satisfaction of
Christ, against Faustus Socinus] (1617).
Bewijs van den waren Godsdienst [On the Truth of the Christian
Religion] (1622). Grotius translated it into Latin as De
Veritate Religionis Christinae (1627). It established Grotius'
renown and was translated into 13 languages, including Arabic and
De Jure Belli ac Pacis [The
Law of War and Peace] (1625). Grotius' key work in political science
and international relations.
Inleidinghe tot de Hollandsche Rechtsgeleerdheid [Introduction to
Dutch Law] (1631). This text became the foundation of law in the
Netherlands and its colonies until altered by the Napoleonic Code. It
was law in South Africa from 1859 until 1901.
Grotius was also a
prodigious and prolific translator, historian, and poet. For a comprehensive
bibliography, see Jacob Termeulen and P.J.J.Diermanse, Bibliographie
des Úcrits imprimÚs de Hugo Grotius (The Hague, 1950).
Grotius (1583-1645) was
a fascinating individual, and I've put together a biography