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The Resource Citizenship in the Western tradition : Plato to Rousseau, Peter Riesenberg

Citizenship in the Western tradition : Plato to Rousseau, Peter Riesenberg

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Citizenship in the Western tradition : Plato to Rousseau
Title
Citizenship in the Western tradition
Title remainder
Plato to Rousseau
Statement of responsibility
Peter Riesenberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Intended for both general readers and students, Peter Riesenberg's instructive book surveys Western ideas of citizenship from Greek antiquity to the French Revolution. It demonstrates the persistence of important civic ideals and institutions over a period of 2,500 years and shows how those ideals and institutions traveled over space and time, from the ancient Mediterranean to early modern France, England, and America. Riesenberg treats citizenship in several ways: as a
  • moral code providing the basis for individual identity and community; as a principle of discrimination between those who do and those who do not enjoy certain political privileges, rights, and responsibilities; and as a demand for active participation in civic life. He shows that our tradition of citizenship developed in the realities of the small-scale society in which most people lived prior to the Industrial Revolution. Citizenship as exemplified in ancient and
  • medieval traditions survived the Age of Absolutism and came to serve the new large-scale monarchical politics, which Riesenberg relates to the republican regimes founded in the wake of revolutions in France and America. Citizenship in the Western Tradition is based upon a variety of sources, including medieval manuscripts and legal records. Beyond such authors as Aristotle, Dante, More, Hobbes, and Rousseau, it relies upon an examination of the legal and constitutional
  • literature of early modern Europe. Bodin and Grotius are cited, as well as the statutes of many Italian city-states. Notably, it examines the litigation surrounding citizenship as revealed in the consilia, an enormous body of medieval case law
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DLC
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1925-
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Riesenberg, Peter N.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Intended audience
1420
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Citizenship
Label
Citizenship in the Western tradition : Plato to Rousseau, Peter Riesenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Ancient Citizenship: Virtue in the Service of Community. 1. Greece. 2. Rome -- Pt. II. Citizenship in the Medieval Italian City. 3. Medieval Christian Citizenship: Some Generalities. 4. The Bonds, Language, and Emotion. 5. The Law and Language of Citizenship. 6. Citizenship in the Renaissance -- Pt. III. The Subject and the Citizen. 7. Ambiguities of Citizenship under Monarchy. 8. Citizenship under the Impact of Revolution. 9. The Final Citizenship of the Old Regime
Control code
ocm25163742
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 324 pages
Isbn
9780807820377
Lccn
91045807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25163742
  • (Sirsi) a357675
Label
Citizenship in the Western tradition : Plato to Rousseau, Peter Riesenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Ancient Citizenship: Virtue in the Service of Community. 1. Greece. 2. Rome -- Pt. II. Citizenship in the Medieval Italian City. 3. Medieval Christian Citizenship: Some Generalities. 4. The Bonds, Language, and Emotion. 5. The Law and Language of Citizenship. 6. Citizenship in the Renaissance -- Pt. III. The Subject and the Citizen. 7. Ambiguities of Citizenship under Monarchy. 8. Citizenship under the Impact of Revolution. 9. The Final Citizenship of the Old Regime
Control code
ocm25163742
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 324 pages
Isbn
9780807820377
Lccn
91045807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25163742
  • (Sirsi) a357675

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