Republicanism: Volume 1, Republicanism and Constitutionalism in Early Modern Europe: A Shared European Heritage

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Martin van Gelderen, Quentin Skinner
Cambridge University Press, Nov 21, 2002 - History - 434 pages
These volumes are the fruits of a major European Science Foundation project and offer the first comprehensive study of republicanism as a shared European heritage. Whilst previous research has mainly focused on Atlantic traditions of republicanism, Professors Skinner and van Gelderen have assembled an internationally distinguished set of contributors whose studies highlight the richness and diversity of European traditions. Volume I focuses on the importance of anti-monarchism in Europe and analyses the relationship between citizenship and civic humanism, concluding with studies of the relationship between constitutionalism and republicanism in the period between 1500 and 1800. Volume II, first published in 2002, is devoted to the study of key republican values such as liberty, virtue, politeness and toleration. This volume also addresses the role of women in European republican traditions, and contains a number of in-depth studies of the relationship between republicanism and the rise of a commercial society in early modern Europe.

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Antimonarchism in Early
Part 11I Republicanism and the Rise of Commerce
Antimonarchism in English Republicanism
Antimonarchism in Polish Republicanism in the Seventeenth
Classical Republicanism in Seventeenthcentury England
Part n The Republican Citizen
Republican Citizenship and Civic Humanism in the BurgundianHabsburg
Civic Humanism and Republican Citizenship in Early
Republicanism and Commercial Society in Eighteenthcentury Italy
The Castilian
Republicanism State Finances and the Emergence of Commercial Society
The Idea of a Republican Constitution in Old Regime France
Commercial Realities Republican Principles
The English Experience

Civic Humanism and Republican Citizenship in the Polish Renaissance
Sovereignty and respubltca
German and Dutch Political

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Martin van Gelderen studied at the European University Institute and taught at the Technische Universitaet in Berlin and at the University of Sussex, prior to his appointment to the chair of European History at the European University Institute in 2003. His many publications include The Political Thought of the Dutch Revolt (Cambridge University Press 1992), The Dutch Revolt (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, 1993) and he is currently preparing (also for the Cambridge Texts series) a new English rendition of De Iure Belli ac Pacis by Hugo Grotius.

Quentin Skinner is Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge. A Fellow of Christ College, Cambridge, he is also a fellow of numerous academic bodies and the recipient of several honorary degrees. His many publications include The Foundations of Modern Political Thought (Cambridge University Press, 1978, two volumes), Machiavelli (1981), Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes (Cambridge University Press, 1996), Liberty before Liberalism (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and three volumes of Visions of Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2002).