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By Edith Wharton

ISBN-10: 1439188521

ISBN-13: 9781439188521

One would possibly not count on a girl of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost tales, less be anxious via them, yet as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling assortment, "...till i used to be twenty-seven or -eight, i couldn't sleep within the room with a booklet containing a ghost story." as soon as her worry was once triumph over, despite the fact that, she took to writing stories of the supernatural for ebook within the magazines of the day. those 11 finely wrought items exhibit her mastery of the conventional New England ghost tale and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and different supernatural phenomena. known as "flawlessly eerie" by means of Ms. journal, this assortment comprises "Pomegranate Seed," "The Eyes," "All Souls'," "The having a look Glass," and "The Triumph of Night."

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10 First published in 1657. See Eysinga 1952, 16. For the date of De iure praedae, as well as a careful examination of the historical circumstances in which the work was written, see now Ittersum 2009, who argues that Grotius revised the text repeatedly in the context of the truce negotiations with Spain and Portugal, justifying the continuation of colonial warfare even given a truce; see also Ittersum 2006, 105–88; Borschberg 1999, 226–29. For the editing that did take place, see Ittersum 2007a and 2007b, esp.

A few words on method Much has been written on method in the practice of intellectual history, or the history of ideas. This is not the proper occasion to add unduly to this kind of scholarly literature, but a few words are in order. This 20 Introduction book aims to identify intellectual influences on Hugo Grotius and his work and consequently to help situate him in the history of political thought. This requires clarity with regard to the kind of “influence” we are talking about. In a way, my approach is orthodox and Cantabrigian in nature: both Grotius’ pragmatic context, the political circumstances he found himself in, as well as the ideas he was impressed with and used in his arguments, are going to be of interest to us.

Vollenhoven 1931, 103 notes with regard to De iure belli ac pacis: “The system used for expounding the law of binding duties . . ” See also Ottenw¨alder 1950, 125–26. For a detailled account of Grotius’ system, see Feenstra 1991. For an account of Grotius’ Dutch context and the relation in the early seventeenth century between Dutch Roman legal scholarship and the rise of a new commercial morality in the United Provinces, see Whitman 1996. For the intellectual climate of the humanist so-called “niederl¨andische Bewegung,” see Oestreich 1980, 301ff.

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