An Historical Introduction to Western Constitutional Law

An Historical Introduction to Western Constitutional Law

by R. C. van van Caenegem
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521476933

ISBN-13: 9780521476935

Pub. Date: 04/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Professor van Caenegem's new book addresses fundamental questions of constitutional organization—democracy versus autocracy, unitary versus federal organization, pluralism versus intolerance—by analyzing different models of constitutional government through a historical perspective. The approach is chronological: constitutionalism is explained as the

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Professor van Caenegem's new book addresses fundamental questions of constitutional organization—democracy versus autocracy, unitary versus federal organization, pluralism versus intolerance—by analyzing different models of constitutional government through a historical perspective. The approach is chronological: constitutionalism is explained as the result of many centuries of trial and error through a narrative that begins in the early Middle Ages and concludes with contemporary debates, focusing on Europe, the United States, and the Soviet Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521476935
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Tribal kingship: from the fall of Rome to the end of the Merovingians; 3. The first Europe: the Carolingian empire; 4. Europe divided: the post-Carolingian era; 5. The foundation of the modern state; 6. The classic absolutism of the Ancient Regime; 7. The absolute state: no lasting model; 8. The bourgeois nation state; 9. The liberal model transformed or rejected; Epilogue; Select bibliography; Index.

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