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Pre‐industrial Europe

Andreas Osiander

in Before the State: Systemic Political Change in the West from the Greeks to the French Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198294511
eISBN:
9780191717048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294511.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the late pre-Reformation period, re-urbanization and increasing monetization impacting on what had become a profoundly rural civilization gave rise to political structures markedly different from ... More


Bodin's Political Demonology

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0044
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

One way of illustrating the affinities that have been the subject of this last group of chapters would be to pay attention to those authors who published significant contributions to the literature ... More


From Law to Politics: The Genesis of ‘the Modern State’

ALAN HARDING

in Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198219583
eISBN:
9780191717574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219583.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In the late 15th century Fortescue in England and Commynes in France compared the governance of the two commonwealths under the strain of war. The influence of Renaissance humanism is seen in the ... More


Pericles in Disgrace: A Long Spell in Purgatory (15th to 18th Centuries)

Vincent Azoulay

in Pericles of Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the idea of a disgraced, even forgotten Pericles. In the accounts of Athens from Antiquity right down to the eighteenth century, Pericles, ignored and sometimes discredited, was ... More


The Roman Law Foundations of Bodin’s Early Doctrine of Sovereignty

Daniel Lee

in Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745167
eISBN:
9780191806094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745167.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter considers Jean Bodin’s critical engagement with Roman law and legal humanism in the development of his early doctrine of sovereignty in the Methodus ad Facilem Historiarum Cognitionem. ... More


Renaissance and Reconnaissance

Stuart Elden

in The Birth of Territory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter looks at the relation between the renaissance and the conquest and mapping of the new world in terms of their impact on the theory and practice of territory. Despite how Machiavelli is ... More


The Valori Self‐Portrait Under the Medici Grand Dukes

Mark Jurdjevic

in Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The fifth chapter analyses the private papers of the Valori dating from the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. In particular, the chapter examines a collection of documents gathered by ... More


Jean Bodin, Popular Sovereignty, and Constitutional Government

Daniel Lee

in Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745167
eISBN:
9780191806094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745167.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Bodin’s Six Livres de la République is conventionally seen as a defense of political absolutism and an unrelenting criticism of popular sovereignty. I challenge this view. I show how Bodin’s ... More


Vernacular Discourse from Major to Minor

Matthew Hart

in Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390339
eISBN:
9780199776191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390339.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter begins by questioning Philip Larkin's argument that W. H. Auden's early poems are “successful” because they assert a relationship of identity among dialect, audience, and social theme. ... More


Jean Bodin and the Fall of the Roman Republic

Benjamin Straumann

in Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950928
eISBN:
9780190491154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950928.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

Jean Bodin (1530-1596) emerges in this chapter as the key protagonist in the Roman constitutionalist tradition. The Roman republican constitution and its concept of dictatorship is the starting point ... More


Hostageship Interpreted, from the Middle Ages to the Age of Terrorism

Adam J. Kosto

in Hostages in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651702
eISBN:
9780191741999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651702.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter begins by gathering evidence for the medieval understanding of hostageship. How did people react when a king received or granted hostages? Or when a hostage was executed? Stray remarks ... More


Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought

Daniel Lee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745167
eISBN:
9780191806094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745167.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Popular sovereignty—the doctrine that the public powers of the state originate in a concessive grant of power from ‘the people’—is perhaps the cardinal doctrine of modern constitutional theory. Its ... More


Climactic Harmonies: Bodin

Robert Launay

in Savages, Romans, and Despots: Thinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226575254
eISBN:
9780226575421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226575421.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Sixteenth century historians and jurists in France elaborated a position of legal relativism as a means of asserting independence from canons of Roman law and the domination of the Roman Catholic ... More


Bodin’s Significance for the Concept of Sovereignty

Dieter Grimm

in Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164252
eISBN:
9780231539302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164252.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter deliberates Jean Bodin's significance to the concept of sovereignty. Before Bodin formulated his doctrine of sovereignty, “sovereignty” was described not as an abstract but a concrete ... More


“Political Digression(s)”: Kepler and the Harmony of the State

Aviva Rothman

in The Pursuit of Harmony: Kepler on Cosmos, Confession, and Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226496979
eISBN:
9780226497020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497020.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers Kepler’s conception of politics, of himself as politician, and of the relationship between his political thought and his (natural) philosophical beliefs more broadly. It ... More


Method

Martin Loughlin

in The Idea of Public Law

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199274727
eISBN:
9780191708329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274727.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter investigates what is special about the method of public law. It explains that the tendency to confine the idea of law to positive law is due to the phenomenon of juridification, which is ... More


Engaging the Constitutive Laws of Others: Necessities, Ideas, Interests

Ran Hirschl

in Comparative Matters: The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198714514
eISBN:
9780191791215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714514.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The chapter explores some key junctures in the intellectual history of comparative public law in the early-modern and modern eras. It highlights how the interplay between intellectual inquisitiveness ... More


History without Passion: National Historiography in the Age of Oubliance

Andrea Frisch

in Forgetting Differences: Tragedy, Historiography, and the French Wars of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748694396
eISBN:
9781474412322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694396.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Considers historiographical texts in both verse and prose that incorporate the civil “troubles” into their representation of the French past, paying special attention to the relationship between ... More


Ann M. Blair

Ann M. Blair and Carl H. Pforzheimer

in Thinking in the Past Tense: Eight Conversations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226601175
eISBN:
9780226601342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226601342.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Interview with Ann M. Blair, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard University. Topics include intellectual history; history of the book; history of science; the organization of ... More


The Plantification of People

Thomas Parker

in Tasting French Terroir: The History of an Idea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520277502
eISBN:
9780520961333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277502.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

As Renaissance France began to define itself as a country, anthropological considerations of the influence of place on human behavior were frequent outside the culinary context. Authors such as ... More


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