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 ...Read MoreBodin'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 is indivisible, that the entire power of the state has to be vested in a single individual or group. This thesis, together with the crisis of authority in the French religious wars, led Bodin to a systematically absolutist interpretation of the French and other contemporary monarchies. His primary aim was to exclude any legal ground of forcible resistance. A king of France, he hoped, would continue to adhere to moral and prudential limitations, but a proper king, he insisted, could not be lawfully constrained. This is the first complete translation of these chapters into English since 1606. It is accompanied by a lucid introduction, a chronology, and a bibliography.Read Less
New. This item is printed on demand. This volume contains the essential points of Jean Bodin's theory of sovereignty, a landmark in legal theory and royalist ideology. The four chapters presented form the core of Bodin's classic work, Six Livres de la Republi.
New. 1992. Perfect Paperback. Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought. 192 pages, chronology, bibliography, index, notes, table. Editor(s): Franklin, Julian H. Contains four chapters from Jean Bodin's classic text "Six Livres de la Republique". These chapters form the core of the work, detailing Bodin's theory of sovereignty, which contended that the entire power of the state should be vested in a single individual or group. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). BIC Classification: JFCX; JPA. Dimension: 218 x 138 x 13. Weight: 272. Series Editor(s): Geuss, Raymond; Skinner, Quentin......We ship daily from our warehouse. Over 350, 000 customers served online! Our feedback reflects our service....'Quick delivery and book was exactly as described', 'Great service-thank you! '
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