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© 1998

The Sacred Fire of Liberty

Republicanism, Liberalism and the Law

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Origins of Republican Liberty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 7-11
    3. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 12-16
    4. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 17-22
    5. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 23-27
    6. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 28-37
    7. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 38-40
  4. The Concept of Republican Liberty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 43-46
    3. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 47-50
    4. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 51-54
    5. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 55-60
    6. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 61-63
    7. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 64-66
    8. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 67-69
    9. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 70-72
    10. M. N. S. Sellers
      Pages 73-77
  5. Liberties and License

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79

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

  1. 1.Center for International and Comparative LawUniversity of Baltimore School of LawUSA

About the authors

MORTIMER NEWLIN STEAD SELLERS is a University System of Maryland Regents Professor and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law and Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of American Republicanism, also available from Palgrave Macmillan.

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