Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos
A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants
by Junius Brutus
VINDICIAE, CONTRA TYRANNOS:
DE PRINCIPIS IN
Populum, Populique in Principem, legitima postestate
Bruto Celta, Autore.
1. Attributed to Philippe Duplessis-Mornay (1549-1623) and
Hubert Languet (1518-1581). Published in Amsterdam by Valckenier in
1660. The authors of "the Judgment
and Decree of the university of Oxford, Passed in their Convocation, July 21,
1683, against Certain Pernicious Books and damnable Doctrines" included
Vindiciae contra Tyrannos among those contemporary books to be burnt for
including the proposition "That if lawful governors become tyrants, or
govern otherwise than by the laws of God and man [as] they ought to do, they
forfeit the right they had unto their government."
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Taken from http://www.visi.com/~homelands/vindiciae/vindiciae.html
in a long-unfinished state, and corrected.
Thanks to Kevin Gowen for work on revisions, mainly to modernize some of the
This book is available as a paperback from
Still Waters Revival Books
A new, complete and much superior translation is available from Cambridge
University Press, edited and translated by George Garnett. (1994). Because of
copyright, we cannot make it available online.
2. Short-Title Catalogue Netherlands
(STCN), reported by Erik Geleyns <Erik.Geleyns@konbib.nl>.
3. Reported by Newton Key <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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