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The Greek tradition in Republican thought, Eric Nelson, (electronic resource)

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The Greek tradition in Republican thought
Title
The Greek tradition in Republican thought
Statement of responsibility
Eric Nelson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Greek Tradition in Republic Thought completely rewrites the standard history of republican political theory. It excavates an identifiably Greek strain of republican thought which attaches little importance to freedom as non-dependence and sees no intrinsic value in political participation. This tradition's central preoccupations are not honour and glory, but happiness (eudaimonia) and justice - defined, in Plato's terms, as the rule of the best men. This set of commitments yields as startling readiness to advocate the corrective redistribution of wealth, and even the outright abolition of private property. The Greek tradition was revived in England during the early sixteenth century and was broadly influential throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Its exponents included Sir Thomas More, James Harrington, Montesquieu and Thomas Jefferson, and it contributed significantly to the ideological underpinnings of the American Founding as well as the English Civil Wars.--
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1977-
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Nelson, Eric
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Ideas in context
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
69
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  • Republicanism
  • Republicanism
Label
The Greek tradition in Republican thought, Eric Nelson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511490644
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Montesquieu's Greek republics
  • 6.
  • The Greek tradition and the American Founding
  • Coda: Tocqueville and the Greeks
  • 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
Control code
CR9780511490644
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 296 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521835459
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)80246538
Label
The Greek tradition in Republican thought, Eric Nelson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511490644
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Montesquieu's Greek republics
  • 6.
  • The Greek tradition and the American Founding
  • Coda: Tocqueville and the Greeks
  • 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
Control code
CR9780511490644
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 296 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521835459
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)80246538

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