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Philosophical Genesis of the Plebeian Principle

Martin Breaugh

in The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156189
eISBN:
9780231520812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156189.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter maps out the place that the plebs occupy within political thought. It locates references to the plebs as a political subject in order to grasp more firmly the philosophical genesis of ... More


The London Corresponding Society and the English Jacobins

Martin Breaugh

in The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156189
eISBN:
9780231520812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156189.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on E. P. Thompson's analysis of the English plebs' political practices, especially as regards English Jacobinism in the late eighteenth century. Thompson attributes the ... More


Sectional Societies and the Sans-Culottes of Paris

Martin Breaugh

in The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156189
eISBN:
9780231520812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156189.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The term sans-culotte was coined by antirevolutionary publicists to denigrate the poor of Paris. The emphasis on the lack of breeches was intended to point up the indigence, ignorance, vulgarity, and ... More


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