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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: £110.00



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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.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
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