Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 22 No 3 March/April 2017

Book of the Month

Cover of Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies

Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies

Edited by: Simon Mortimore
Price: £225.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


UK Public Holiday May 2017

Wildy's will be closed on Monday 1st May and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd May.

Online book orders received during the time we are closed will be processed as soon as possible once we re-open on Tuesday.

As usual Credit Cards will not be charged until the order is processed and ready to despatch.

Any non-UK eBook orders placed after 5pm on the Friday 28th April will not be processed until Tuesday 2nd May. UK eBook orders will be processed as normal.

Hide this message

The Sacred Fire of Liberty: Republicanism, Liberalism, and the Law

ISBN13: 9780333726730
ISBN: 0333726731
Published: February 1999
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £116.00

Despatched in 7 to 9 days.

This text describes the origins of the concept of liberty in the legal and political thought of Rome, Italy, England, France and the United States of America. The author traces the development of liberty and republican government over two centuries of European history, in association with liberal ideas. The study aims to reveal republicanism as the parent of liberalism in modern law and politics, and demonstrate the continuing value of republican ideas in securing the liberty of contemporary states and their citizens.

Preface - Introduction - PART I: THE ORIGINS OF REPUBLICAN LIBERTY - Roman Liberty - Italian Liberty - English Liberty - American Liberty - French Liberty - Republican Liberty - PART II: THE CONCEPT OF REPUBLICAN LIBERTY - Cicero's Conception of Liberty - Machiavelli's Conception of Liberty - Harrington's Conception of Liberty - Sidney's Conception of Liberty - Montesquieu's Conception of Liberty - Rousseau's Conception of Liberty - Adams's Conception of Liberty - Madison's Conception of Liberty - The Concept of Republican Liberty - PART III: LIBERTIES AND LICENSE - New Conceptions of Liberty - The Liberty of Thomas Hobbes - The Liberty of Edward Coke - The Liberty of John Locke - The Liberty of William Blackstone - Liberties and License - PART IV: REPUBLICANISM, LIBERALISM AND THE LAW - Republicanism - Liberalism - Liberty - Rights - Negative Liberty - Positive Liberty - Natural Law - Positive Law - Political Liberalism - Public Reason - The Republican Revival - Republicanism, Liberalism and the Law - PART V: THE SACRED FIRE OF LIBERTY - The Sacred Fire of Liberty - Index