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On the Spirit of Rights

Dan Edelstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226588988
eISBN:
9780226589039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589039.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book argues that the history of human rights can be meaningfully extended from the present all the way back to the late medieval period. It further claims that the key question up until the Age ... More


From Liberalism to Liberty: Natural Rights in the French Enlightenment

Dan Edelstein

in On the Spirit of Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226588988
eISBN:
9780226589039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589039.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In France, with the exception of the exiled Huguenots, natural rights were rarely discussed before 1750. Even then, their revival at the hands of the philosophes was slow and weak. Stylistically, the ... More


Property, Equality, and the Passions in Eighteenth-Century French Thought

Michael Sonenscher

in Sans-Culottes: An Eighteenth-Century Emblem in the French Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691180809
eISBN:
9781400829026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180809.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores the problems of reform in eighteenth-century French thought, beginning with an examination of the origins of a new, theologically heterodox, interest in the human body, and its ... More


The Path to the Sacred: Korea as an Agrarian Paradise

Albert L. Park

in Building a Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839659
eISBN:
9780824869434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839659.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 4 outlines the organization of the three rural movements and especially introduces Chosŏn nongminsa, which was the main arm of Ch’ŏndogyo to design and carry out its rural campaign. This ... More


Fiscal Policy and Trade

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the empire’s fiscal institutions and policies in the eighteenth century. Given the diversity of Russia’s economy, its policies were flexible and expedient, reflecting ... More


Nature or Nation?: Rights Conflicts in the Age of the French Revolution

Dan Edelstein

in Rethinking the Age of Revolutions: France and the Birth of the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190674793
eISBN:
9780190674830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674793.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, European Modern History

The century that was capped off by the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen showed little indication, during its first fifty years, that it would come to care so much about natural ... More


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