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The Resource An essay on the history of civil society, Adam Ferguson ; edited by Fania Oz-Salzberger

An essay on the history of civil society, Adam Ferguson ; edited by Fania Oz-Salzberger

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An essay on the history of civil society
Title
An essay on the history of civil society
Statement of responsibility
Adam Ferguson ; edited by Fania Oz-Salzberger
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Adam Ferguson's Essay on the History of Civil Society (first published in 1767) is a classic of the Scottish - and European - Enlightenment. Drawing on such diverse sources as classical authors and contemporary travel literature, Ferguson offers a complex model of historical advance which challenges both Hume's and Smith's embrace of modernity and the primitivism of Rousseau. Ferguson combines a subtle analysis of the emergence of modern commercial society with a critique of its abandonment of civic and communal virtues. Central to Ferguson's theory of citizenship are the themes of conflict, play, political participation and military valour. The Essay is a bold and novel attempt to reclaim the tradition of active, virtuous citizenship and apply it to the modern state
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UkCbUP
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1723-1816.
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Ferguson, Adam
Dewey number
909
Index
index present
LC call number
CB25
LC item number
.F4 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Oz-Salzberger, Fania
Series statement
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
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Civilization
Label
An essay on the history of civil society, Adam Ferguson ; edited by Fania Oz-Salzberger
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511806599
Extent
1 online resource (xxxv, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511806599
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
An essay on the history of civil society, Adam Ferguson ; edited by Fania Oz-Salzberger
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511806599
Extent
1 online resource (xxxv, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511806599
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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