Jean Bodin (International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought)

Jean Bodin (International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought)

By: Julian H. Franklin (editor)Hardback

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In the course of a lifetime, Jean Bodin aimed at nothing less than to encompass all the disciplines of his age in a huge encyclopedia of knowledge. In many areas, his ideas have been not only original but seminal. He made major contributions to historiography, philosophy of history, economics, political science, comparative public law and policy, religion and national philosophy. This volume brings together a selection of major articles in English, representing almost all of his intellectual interests. It is an essential collection for libraries and scholars in both humanities and social sciences.

About Author

Julian H. Franklin is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Columbia University, USA. His primary field was the history of political thought with emphasis on absolutism and constitutionalism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He has published two books on the thought of Jean Bodin, one book on John Locke and one on animal rights. He is also teaching an undergraduate course on animal rights in Columbia College as an Adjunct Professor.


Contents: Series preface; Introduction. Part I Sovereignty: Jean Bodin's 'Logic of Sovereignty', J.U. Lewis; Sovereignty and the mixed constitution: Bodin and his critics, Julian H. Franklin; Bodin's early theory of sovereignty, and The shift to absolutism, Julian H. Franklin; Ramist tendencies in the thought of Jean Bodin, Kenneth D. McRae. Part II Public Law: Medieval Jurisprudence in Bodin's concept of sovereignty, Ralph E. Giesey; The development and context of Bodin's method, Donald R. Kelley; Limitations on absolute authority, Julian H. Franklin. Part III Political Economy: Jean Bodin in taxes: the sovereignty-taxes paradox, Martin Wolfe; Bodin and Locke on consent to taxation: a brief note and observation, Julian H. Franklin; Jean Bodin and the estates-general of 1576, Owen Ulph; Bodin's analysis of inflation, Denis P. O'Brien. Part IV Religion: Introduction Religious views in his [Bodin's] works and The colloquium heptaplomeres and the sixteenth century, Marion Leathers & Daniels Kuntz; Jean Bodin's daemon and his conversion to Judaism, Christopher R. Baxter; Bodin and Judaism, Maryanne Cline Horowitz; Introduction; the enigma of Bodin's religion, Paul Lawrence Rose; Dialogues of Toleration: Erasmus and Bodin, Gary Remer; Part V Natural Philosophy and method Humanist methods in natural philosophy: the commonplace book, Ann Blair; Introduction, Ann Blair . Part VI Theories of History: The major themes of the methodus, John L. Brown ; Bodin and the medieval theory of climate, Marian J. Tooley; Name Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780754625452
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9780754625452
  • weight: 930
  • ISBN10: 0754625451

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