Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings

Author: Thomas Paine,Mark Philp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019953800X

Category: History

Page: 544

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Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution; his Rights of Man was the most famous defence of the French. He was an examplary democrat whise ideas still capture broadly the beliefs behind liberal welfare states today.

Die europäische Verfassungsdiskussion des 18. Jahrhunderts

Author: Ulrike Müßig

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161497964

Category: Law

Page: 167

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English summary: The modern term constitution is closely associated with the revolutions of 1776 and 1789. The discussion surrounding the preconditions of the constitution not only reflects how the revolution was able to overcome the old, class conscious society, but rather the general process of legal regulation of governance in the spirit of the Enlightenment. The concentration of monarchies in the world of European constitutions after 1800 was a mirror of Napoleonic state authoritarianism. In her study, Ulrike Mussig demonstrates that the growing strength of the parliaments after the July Revolution in 1830/31 led to a smooth transition from a constitutional to a parliamentary system with consistent laws. The balance of power between the monarch and parliament was changing. This evolutionary understanding of constitutional history is the key to Ulrike Mussig's study on the European constitutional discussion in the 18th century. German description: Die Entstehung des modernen Verfassungsbegriffs ist mit den Revolutionen von 1776 und 1789 verbunden. Der Verfassungsdiskurs reflektiert nicht nur die revolutionare Uberwindung der altstandischen Gesellschaft, sondern den allgemeinen Verrechtlichungsprozess staatlicher Herrschaft im Zeichen der Aufklarung.In der Monarchiekonzentration der europaischen Verfassungswelt nach 1800 spiegelt sich der napoleonische Staatsautoritarismus. Ulrike Mussig veranschaulicht in ihrem Ausblick auf den europaischen Konstitutionalismus, dass das Erstarken der Parlamente nach der franzosischen Julirevolution 1830/31 zu einem fliessenden Ubergang vom konstitutionellen zum parlamentarischen System bei gleichbleibendem Normenbestand gefuhrt hat: Die Regierung des Monarchen war zwar formal nicht an die parlamentarischen Mehrheitsverhaltnisse gebunden, ihre Berucksichtigung war jedoch politische Normalitat. Dadurch kam es in Frankreich, Belgien und England zu einem erheblichen Parlamentarisierungsschub, wahrend in der deutschen Verfassungspraxis der repressive bundespolitische Rahmen einen dauerhaften Einfluss der Kammern auf die monarchisch bestimmten Regierungen verhindert hat.Gerade diese Offenheit des Konstitutionalismus im Verhaltnis zwischen Monarch und Parlament zeigt, dass es Verfassungsgeschichte nicht mit statischen Ordnungszusammenhangen der Herrschaftsbegrundung und -begrenzung zu tun hat. Das Krafteverhaltnis der Verfassungsgrossen ist vielmehr in Bewegung. Dieses evolutionare Verstandnis der Verfassungsgeschichte beherrscht die Studie zur europaischen Verfassungsdiskussion.

On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191649805

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

View: 2190

'it is only the cultivation of individuality which produces, or can produce, well developed human beings' Mill's four essays, 'On Liberty', 'Utilitarianism', 'Considerations on Representative Government', and 'The Subjection of Women' examine the most central issues that face liberal democratic regimes - whether in the nineteenth century or the twenty-first. They have formed the basis for many of the political institutions of the West since the late nineteenth century, tackling as they do the appropriate grounds for protecting individual liberty, the basic principles of ethics, the benefits and the costs of representative institutions, and the central importance of gender equality in society. These essays are central to the liberal tradition, but their interpretation and how we should understand their connection with each other are both contentious. In their introduction Mark Philp and Frederick Rosen set the essays in the context of Mill's other works, and argue that his conviction in the importance of the development of human character in its full diversity provides the core to his liberalism and to any defensible account of the value of liberalism to the modern world. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: English philology

Page: N.A

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Agricola and Germany

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605298

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

View: 6700

`Long may the barbarians continue, I pray, if not to love us, at least to hate one another.' Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian and the last great writer of classical Latin prose, produced his first two books in AD 98. He was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended `fifteen years of enforced silence'. The first products were brief: the biography of his late father-in-law Julius Agricola and an account of Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans. Since Agricola's claim to fame was that as governor for seven years he had completed the conquest of Britain, begun four decades earlier, much of the first work is devoted to Britain and its people. The second is the only surviving specimen from the ancient world of an ethnographic study. Each in its way has had immense influence on our perception of Rome and the northern `barbarians'. This edition reflects recent research in Roman-British and Roman-German history and includes newly discovered evidence on Tacitus' early career. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Joseph Andrews and Shamela

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192815507

Category: Clergy

Page: 391

View: 7794

With both books by Henry Fielding prompted by the success of Richardson's "Pamela", Fielding demonstrates his concern for the corruption of contemporary morality, religion, politics and literature in "Shamela". The same themes, together with a presentation of love as charity, as friendship, and with a sexual sense, are present in "Joseph Andrews".

Complete Letters

Author: Pliny the Younger

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 380

View: 3234

"In the introduction to his new translation, P. G. Walsh examines the background to these often intimate and enthralling letters."--BOOK JACKET.

A Vindication of the Rights of Men; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; An Historical and Moral View of the French Revolution

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft,Janet Todd

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192836528

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 413

View: 7336

This volume brings together the major political writings of Mary Wollstonecraft in the order in which they appeared in the revolutionary 1790s. It traces her passionate and indignant response to the excitement of the early days of the French Revolution and then her uneasiness at its later bloody phase. It reveals her developing understanding of women's involvement in the political and social life of the nation and her growing awareness of the relationship between politics and economics and between political institutions and the individual. In personal terms, the works show her struggling with a belief in the perfectibility of human nature through rational education, a doctrine that became weaker under the onslaught of her own miserable experience and the revolutionary massacres. Janet Todd's introduction illuminates the progress of Wollstonecraft's thought, showing that a reading of all three works allows her to emerge as a more substantial political writer than a study of The Rights of Woman alone can reveal.

The Gothic Child

Author: Margarita Georgieva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137306076

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 907

Fascination with the dark and death threats are now accepted features of contemporary fantasy and fantastic fictions for young readers. These go back to the early gothic genre in which child characters were extensively used by authors. The aim of this book is to rediscover the children in their work.

Die Politischen Werke

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783957003669


Page: 388

View: 7783

Thomas Paine, einer der Grundervater der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, hat eine Vielzahl von politischen Schriften verfasst. Sein Lebensmotto war: Die Welt ist mein Land und Gutes zu tun meine Religion.." Nach diesem Motto lebte er und verfasste seine Werke. Seine Schriften hatten grossen Einfluss auf das Denken seiner Zeitgenossen. Abraham Lincoln und Thomas Edison bekannten sich zu ihm. Paine verstand es, komplizierte Sachverhalte verstandlich darzustellen. Der hier vorliegende zweite Band seiner politischen Werke enthalt eine Vielzahl politischer Schreiben, Briefe und Aufsatze. Der Verlag der Wissenschaften verlegt historische Literatur bekannter und unbekannter wissenschaftlicher Autoren. Dem interessierten Leser werden so teilweise langst nicht mehr verlegte Werke wieder zugangig gemacht. Das vorliegende Buch ist ein unveranderter Nachdruck der historischen Originalausgabe von 1852."


Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Fiction

Page: 471

View: 4233

One of the less familiar of Mrs. Gaskell's novels, Ruth was in its own time a cause celebre which not only contributed substantially to its author's growing reputation but also won the approval of a number of her distinguished contemporaries. The text used for this edition is based upon that of the first edition published in 1853. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Young Goodman Brown and Other Tales

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199555154

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2075

This selection of twenty of Hawthorne's tales is the first in paperback to present his most important short works with full annotation in one volume.

Selling Out America's Democracy

How Lobbyists, Special Interests, and Campaign Financing Undermine the Will of the People

Author: Alan L. Moss

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780313345517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 465

Selling Out America's Democracy identifies how the forces of special interests, the system of campaign financing, and moneyed lobbyists work together to weaken political leadership, distort U.S. policy, and betray the legitimate interests of the American people.

Der Gesellschaftsvertrag

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849679365

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

View: 9834

Der Gesellschaftsvertrag gilt als das Hauptwerk des Philosophen Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Es erschien erstmals 1762 in Amsterdam und wurde daraufhin in Frankreich, den Niederlanden, in Genf und Bern sofort verboten. Das Buch ist ein Schlüsselwerk der Aufklärungsphilosophie und ein großer Wegbereiter moderner Demokratie und Demokratietheorie.


Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605208086

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

View: 5018

We take for granted today the concept of the "social contract"-that it's right for citizens give up some autonomy to the state in exchange for peace and order for all-but the idea was all but unconceived of until English philosopher THOMAS HOBBES (1588-1679) published his masterpiece, *Leviathan*. Written while the author was in self-imposed exile in France during the English Civil War and first published in 1651, this classic work of political thought laid the groundwork for the upheavals that would reshape human culture in later centuries, from the American and French revolutions to the ongoing refining of democracy that continues to this day. Required reading for students of world history, this is one of the great works of civic and social philosophy, presented in the original period language, and remains the best representation today of the author's intent and meaning.

Weißer Tod


Author: Robert Galbraith

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641241642

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 5880

Ein verstörter junger Mann bittet den privaten Ermittler Cormoran Strike um Hilfe bei der Aufklärung eines Verbrechens, das er – so glaubt er – als Kind mit angesehen hat. Strike ist beunruhigt: Billy hat offensichtlich psychische Probleme und kann sich nur an wenig im Detail erinnern, doch er wirkt aufrichtig. Bevor Strike ihn allerdings ausführlich befragen kann, ergreift der Mann panisch die Flucht. Um Billys Geschichte auf den Grund zu gehen, folgen Strike und Robin Ellacott – einst seine Assistentin, jetzt seine Geschäftspartnerin – einer verschlungenen Spur, die sie durch die zwielichtigen Ecken Londons, in die oberen Kreise des Parlaments und zu einem prachtvollen, doch düsteren Herrenhaus auf dem Land führt. Zugleich verläuft auch Strikes eigenes Leben alles andere als gradlinig: Er hat es als Ermittler zu Berühmtheit gebracht und kann sich nicht länger unauffällig hinter den Kulissen bewegen. Noch dazu ist das Verhältnis zu seiner früheren Assistentin schwieriger denn je – zwar ist Robin für ihn geschäftlich mittlerweile unersetzlich, ihre private Beziehung ist jedoch viel komplizierter ...