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The Sacred Fire of Liberty
Republicanism, Liberalism and the Law
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
14 Sep 1998
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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.


Description

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.


Contents

Preface
Introduction
PART I: THE ORIGINS OF REPUBLICAN LIBERTY
Roman Liberty
Italian Liberty
English Liberty
American Liberty
French Liberty
Republican Liberty
PART II: THE CONCEPT OF REPUBLICAN LIBERTY
Cicero's Conception of Liberty
Machiavelli's Conception of Liberty
Harrington's Conception of Liberty
Sidney's Conception of Liberty
Montesquieu's Conception of Liberty
Rousseau's Conception of Liberty
Adams's Conception of Liberty
Madison's Conception of Liberty
The Concept of Republican Liberty
PART III: LIBERTIES AND LICENSE
New Conceptions of Liberty
The Liberty of Thomas Hobbes
The Liberty of Edward Coke
The Liberty of John Locke
The Liberty of William Blackstone
Liberties and License
PART IV: REPUBLICANISM, LIBERALISM AND THE LAW
Republicanism
Liberalism
Liberty
Rights
Negative Liberty
Positive Liberty
Natural Law
Positive Law
Political Liberalism
Public Reason
The Republican Revival
Republicanism, Liberalism and the Law
PART V: THE SACRED FIRE OF LIBERTY
The Sacred Fire of Liberty
Index


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.