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The Sacred Fire of Liberty

Republicanism, Liberalism and the Law

  • M. N. S. Sellers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

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  3. The Origins of Republican Liberty

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  4. The Concept of Republican Liberty

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  5. Liberties and License

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  6. Republicanism, Liberalism, and the Law

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  7. The Sacred Fire of Liberty

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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 131-201

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the origins of the concept of liberty in the legal and political thought of Rome, Italy, England, France and the United States of America. Professor Sellers traces the development of liberty and republican government over two centuries of European history, in association with liberal ideas. This study reveals republicanism as the parent of liberalism in modern law and politics, and demonstrates the continuing value of republican ideas in securing the liberty of contemporary states and their citizens.

Keywords

Cicero England Europe European history France history John Locke liberty natural law Political Thought politics Rousseau The Republic Thomas Hobbes USA

Authors and affiliations

  • M. N. S. Sellers
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  1. 1.Center for International and Comparative LawUniversity of Baltimore School of LawUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230371811
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40604-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37181-1
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