Coverart for item
The Resource On sovereignty : four chapters from the six books of the commonwealth, Jean Bodin ; edited and translated by Julian H. Franklin

On sovereignty : four chapters from the six books of the commonwealth, Jean Bodin ; edited and translated by Julian H. Franklin

Label
On sovereignty : four chapters from the six books of the commonwealth
Title
On sovereignty
Title remainder
four chapters from the six books of the commonwealth
Statement of responsibility
Jean Bodin ; edited and translated by Julian H. Franklin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Bodin's Six livres de la république 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 République 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
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1530-1596.
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bodin, Jean
Dewey number
320.1/5
Index
index present
LC call number
JC327
LC item number
.B662513 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Franklin, Julian H.
Series statement
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sovereignty
  • Political science
Label
On sovereignty : four chapters from the six books of the commonwealth, Jean Bodin ; edited and translated by Julian H. Franklin
Instantiates
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
CR9780511802812
Extent
1 online resource (xlv, 141 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521349925
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
On sovereignty : four chapters from the six books of the commonwealth, Jean Bodin ; edited and translated by Julian H. Franklin
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
CR9780511802812
Extent
1 online resource (xlv, 141 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521349925
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...