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Bodin's Six livres de la republique is a vast synthesis of comparative public law and politics, the theoretical core of which is formed by the four chapters translated in this volume. These contain his celebrated theory of sovereignty, which informed his thinking on the state and made his Republique a landmark in the development of European political thought. This theory, however, also included a seductive but erroneous thesis that was of great importance for the development of royalist ideology: the idea that sovereignty ...

Bodin: On Sovereignty 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521349925

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Bodin: On Sovereignty 1992, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521342063

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