The Greek Tradition in Republican Thought

The Greek Tradition in Republican Thought

by Eric Nelson, Nelson Eric
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521835453

ISBN-13: 9780521835459

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Tracing the influence of ancient Greek sources on the development of republican theory in Europe and America, this book argues that an important tradition of republican thought, derived from the central texts of Greek moral and political philosophy, emerged in sixteenth century England. It contributed significantly to the ideological framework of the English Civil

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Overview

Tracing the influence of ancient Greek sources on the development of republican theory in Europe and America, this book argues that an important tradition of republican thought, derived from the central texts of Greek moral and political philosophy, emerged in sixteenth century England. It contributed significantly to the ideological framework of the English Civil Wars and the American Revolution. Eric Nelson offers significant reinterpretations of several central texts of European political theory, as well as a radical reappraisal of ancient Roman historiography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521835459
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #69
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Note on conventions; Introduction; 1. Greek nonsense in More's Utopia; 2. The Roman agrarian laws and Machiavelli's modi privati; 3. James Harrington and the 'balance of justice'; 4. 'Prolem cum matre creatam': the background to Montesquieu; 5. Montesquieu's Greek republics; 6. The Greek tradition and the American Founding; Coda: Tocqueville and the Greeks; Bibliography; Index.

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