Readership: Legal historians, historians of political thought, political theorists, and scholars of the classical tradition, as well as scholars of international
law and international relations.
Alberico Gentili, Regius Professor in Civil Law at the University of Oxford (1587-1608)
Benedict Kingsbury is Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law at New York University. He specialises in the history and theory of international law,
his chief publications in the field including Hugo Grotius and International Relations (OUP, 1990, with Hedley Bull and Adam Roberts) and United Nations, Divided World (OUP, 1993, with Adam Roberts).
Benjamin Straumann is Alberico Gentili Fellow at New York University. He is the author of Hugo Grotius und die Antike: Römisches Recht und römische Ethik im frühneuzeitlichen Naturrecht (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2007) and co-editor (with Benedict Kingsbury) of The Roman Foundations of the Law of Nations: Alberico Gentili and the Justice of Empire (OUP, 2010).
Professor David Lupher is the Chair of the Classics Department at the University of Paget Sound. He is the author of Romans in a New World: Classical Models in Sixteenth-Century Spanish America (University of Michigan Press, 2003).
"The three contributors have given us a modern edition of a Renaissance text well worth reading and studying. It is well executed in every respect, and I heartily congratulate them on a job well done." - Professor Dana Sutton, University of California, Irvine, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"The editors are to be congratulated without reservation for their cardinal - and beautiful - accomplishment." - Andreas Wagner, European Journal of International Law, vol. 23 no. 3
"The Wars of the Romans is a wonderful book, fills a long-standing lacuna in the study of Gentili, and should be a foundation text in all
studies of this very influential thinker. After all, Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes supported Gentili's humanist doctrines, which now have a text that will make his work more accessible to all." - Edmund P. Cueva, The Sixteenth Century Journal
Indictment of the Injustice of the Romans in Warfare
Defense of the Justice of the Romans in Warfare
Gentili's Dedicatory Epistle to Essex, in De iniustitia bellica Romanorum actio, Oxonii, Excudebat Iosephus Barnesius, 1590