John Selden and the Western Political Tradition

John Selden and the Western Political Tradition

Haivry, Ofir

Cambridge University Press

06/2017

518

Dura

Inglês

9781107011342

15 a 20 dias

John Selden (1584-1654) was a formidable figure in Renaissance England, whose true importance and influence are now coming to be recognised after many years of neglect. This detailed analysis highlights his crucial role in the development of early modern political ideas, and the impact of Jewish ideas on Western political thought.
Preface; 1. Introduction: 'Glory of the English nation' - the life, works and ideas of John Selden; 2. Selden and the early modern crisis of knowledge and obligation; 3. Selden and the early modern dispute about the foundations of political order; 4. Law 'fitted to the genius of the nation': Selden's theory of national tradition in law and politics; 5. Selden and the 'universal philosophy of morals' drawn from the Hebrew tradition; 6. A 'single sword': Selden's theory of religion and state; 7. Conclusion: John Selden and the tradition of historical constitutionalism; Sources.
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