Peace Palace Library - 13 & 14 June 2012




Ordinum Pietas (1613)

In 2013 it will be four hundred years ago that Hugo Grotius published his Ordinum Pietas, a book that on publication provoked more repercussions than any of his other works. We intend to celebrate this event by organizing a modest symposium on 13 and 14 June 2013 in The Hague, under the auspices of the Grotiana Foundation. The venue for the first day will be the Peace Palace, and the day will be concluded by a public lecture on the actuality of Grotius? ideas in the Series Peace Palace Library Lectures. We aim at approximately eight papers, with a focus on the (early) seventeenth-century reception of Ordinum Pietas and Grotius?views expressed in it. This reception, within the Dutch Republic, in England, in the German states and elsewhere in Europe, may concern the book’s religious, political or philosophical ideas and its discussion, both in direct reaction to its publication as well as part of its historical context.<read more>


Attendence is free, registration is required.
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.The conference is generously supported by:

  • M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting Nike Air Max 89
  • Dr. C. Louise Thijssen-Schoute Stichting

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