Natural Law 1625-1850: Database

Frontispiece from Grotius: De iure belli ac pacis, Paris 1625

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The Natural Law Database is an open-ended, collaborative biographical and bibliographical knowledge reservoir of early modern natural law scholars from Europe and beyond. The database is a part of the international research network and has the purpose of creating a knowledge hub, where any researcher or student easily can access and explore the world of early modern - mainly academic - natural law.

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The Natural Law Database is based on the principle of collaboration and open-endedness. This means that the database project does not have a defined end-date since it is continuously expanding with new information, digitisations and expert commentaries. Since the project covers Europe (and beyond) for more than two centuries, the database also relies upon an active participation from the research community in order to grow. The populating of the database is a collaborative and international enterprise, in the sense that anyone anywhere can contribute and is encouraged to do so.

In other words, we need your help to develop the database and keep it up-to-date. For further information see How to contribute?


Project Framework: Natural Law 1625-1850. An International Project

Editor and Project Manager: Dr. Mikkel Munthe Jensen (MWK/FZG, Erfurt University)

General Editors: Prof. Dr. Knud Haakonssen (MWK, Erfurt University), Dr. Frank Grunert (IZEA, Halle University), Prof. Dr. Diethelm Klippel ✝ (Bayreuth University)

IT Developer: JUSTORANGE - Agentur für Informationsästhetik, Jena

Digital Host and Infrastructure: ThULB - Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, Jena

Collaboration Partners: Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien der Universität Erfurt (MWK), Forschungszentrum Gotha (FZG), Forschungsbibliothek Gotha (FBG), Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung Halle (IZEA), Institute of Intellectual History St. Andrews

Database Funding: University of Erfurt