Freedom and the Construction of Europe: Volume 1 (Freedom and the Construction of Europe 2 Volume Hardback Set)

Freedom and the Construction of Europe: Volume 1 (Freedom and the Construction of Europe 2 Volume Hardback Set)

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Martin van Gelderen Edited by Quentin Skinner
Cambridge University Press
Edition: First Edition, 3/7/2013
EAN 9781107033061, ISBN10: 1107033063

Hardcover, 425 pages, 25.3 x 18.3 x 2.8 cm
Language: English

Freedom, today perceived simply as a human right, was a continually contested idea in the early modern period. In Freedom and the Construction of Europe an international group of scholars explore the richness, diversity and complexity of thinking about freedom in the shaping of modernity. Volume 1 examines debates about religious and constitutional liberties, as well as exploring the tensions between free will and divine omnipotence across a continent of proliferating religious denominations. Debates about freedom have been fundamental to the construction of modern Europe, but represent a part of our intellectual heritage that is rarely examined in depth. These volumes provide materials for thinking in fresh ways not merely about the concept of freedom, but how it has come to be understood in our own time.

Introduction Martin van Gelderen
Part I. Religious Freedom and Civil Liberty
1. Freedom and apocalyptic thinking in early modern Lutheranism Thomas Kaufmann
2. Arminian trouble
Calvinist debates on freedom Martin van Gelderen
3. Libertas Ecclesiae in post-tridentine debates on church and state Jaska Kainulainen
4. Ecclesiastical independence and the freedom of consent Polly Ha
5. Freedom, virtue and Socinian heterodoxy Sarah Mortimer
6. From Selden to Mendelssohn
Hebraism and religious freedom Eric Nelson
7. Natural religion
Pufendorf and Locke on the edge of freedom and reason Hannah Dawson
8. Freedom of conscience, political liberty and the foundations of liberalism Tim Stanton
Part II. Liberty and Liberties in Constitutional Thought
9. The liberty of Italian city states Serena Ferente
10. Free and unfree states in Machiavelli's political philosophy Peter Stacey
11. Discourses on liberty in early modern Ragusa Lovro Kunčevic
12. Liberty and Liberties in early modern Poland-Lithuania Thomasz Gromelski
13. Liberty and liberties in Europe's federal republics Thomas Maissen
14. Roman law, German liberties and the constitution of the Holy Roman Empire Daniel Lee
15. The language of liberty in early modern Hungarian political debate Márton Zászkaliczky
16. The language of liberty in Calvinist political thought John Coffey
Index of names
Index of subjects.