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Drawing on hundreds of sources, this innovative book combines the history of scholarship, science, philosophy and religion to demonstrate how changing ideas about the history of ancient philosophy were central to intellectual change in seventeenth-century England, a period of immense significance for the history of European science and religion.
Inspired by the work of the late Istvan Holt, who transformed the history of Enlightenment thought, this volume develops many of his ideas between commerce, peace and politics, from the eighteenth century to the present.
By Josiah Ober
What did democracy mean before liberalism? By combining history with political theory, this book restores the core meaning of democracy - collective and limited self-government by citizens. Grounded in political participation and civic education, it is the essential basis of stable, non-tyrannical government - before and after liberalism.
By Ben Holland
A new history of the idea of the modern state, focusing on the significance of theological ideas concerning freedom to its development, and the centrality of international law and revolution to its propagation. It will be essential reading for historians and theorists of political thought, international law, theology and philosophy.
By Tony Fisher
This book offers a critical re-examination of theatre's relation to the public sphere and shows how theatre was assimilated to the interests of government by suppressing various 'democratic' disorders associated with the stage. It will interest those working in the area of theatre history and its relation to social history...
Distinguished legal historian Robert W. Gordon presents here, for the first time together, four decades of his field-changing scholarship on law and society, particularly as it pertains to questions of racial equality, gender equity, and equal employment opportunity.
A feverish expectation of the end of the world seems an unlikely accompaniment to middle-class respectability.
Bringing together an international and diverse team of authors, this book makes use of cutting-edge research to provide new perspectives on Spinoza's masterpiece, addressing issues including identity, rationality, and freedom. The volume will appeal to scholars and students of modern philosophy, metaphysics, and Jewish thought.