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A cultural history of democracy in the medieval age, edited by David Napolitano and Kenneth J. Pennington

"How has the concept of democracy been understood, manifested, reimagined and represented through the ages? In a work that spans 2,500 years these fundamental questions are addressed by 66 experts, each contributing their overview of a theme applied to a period in history. With the help of a broad range of case material they illustrate the physical, social and cultural contexts of democracy in Western culture from antiquity to the present. Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole, and to make it as easy as possible to use, chapter themes are identical across each of the volumes. Superbly illustrated, the full six-volume set combines to present the most comprehensive and authoritative survey available on democracy throughout history. The six volumes cover: 1 - Antiquity (500 BCE-565 CE); 2 - Medieval Age (565-1450); 3 - Renaissance (1450-1650); 4 - Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800); 5 - Age of Empire (1800-1920); 6 Modern Age (1920-present) The ten themes are: Sovereignty; Liberty and the Rule of Law; The 'Common Good'; Economic and Social Democracy; Religion and the Principles of Political Obligation; Citizenship and Gender; Ethnicity, Race and Nationalism; Democratic Crises, Revolutions and Civil Resistance; International Relations; Beyond the Polis"--Abstract
Table Of Contents
1. Sovereignty, Kenneth J. Pennington -- 2. Liberty and the Rule of Law, Atria A. Larson -- 3. The Common Good: The Central Ideological Signifier in Medieval Politics, Jan Dumolyn -- 4. Economic and Social Democracy, Peter Hoppenbrouwers -- 5. Religion and the Principles of Political Obligation, Joseph Canning -- 6. Citizenship and Gender, Edward Muir -- 7. Ethnicity, Race, and Nationalism, Walter Pohl -- 8. Democratic Crises, Revolutions, and Civil Resistance, Jelle Haemers -- 9. International Relations, Dante Fedele -- 10. Beyond the Polis, Gianluca Raccagni
Literary Form
First edition
Physical Description
1 online resource (281 pages)
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