Liberty before Liberalism

Liberty before Liberalism

by Quentin Skinner
     
 

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This extended essay by one of the world's leading historians seeks, in its first part, to excavate and vindicate the neo-Roman theory of free citizens and free states as it developed in early modern Britain. This analysis leads to a powerful defense of the nature, purposes and goals of intellectual history and the history of ideas. In this concise yet powerful account

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This extended essay by one of the world's leading historians seeks, in its first part, to excavate and vindicate the neo-Roman theory of free citizens and free states as it developed in early modern Britain. This analysis leads to a powerful defense of the nature, purposes and goals of intellectual history and the history of ideas. In this concise yet powerful account, derived from his inaugural lecture as Regius Professor at Cambridge, Quentin Skinner provides one of the most substantial statements yet made about the importance, relevance and excitement of this form of historical enquiry.

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"Skinner cuts through the brambles and enchantment of our blinding liberal consensus to reveal the hidden castle of an earlier pattern of thought." M.N.S. Sellers, Philosophy in Review

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ISBN-13:
9780521632065
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/13/1997
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

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