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Title:
Liberty before liberalism
Author:
Skinner, Quentin.
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9780521638760
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
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xiv, 142 p. ; 22 cm.
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This extended essay by one of the world's leading historians seeks, in its first part, to excavate and vindicate the neo-Roman theory of free citizens and free states as it developed in early modern Britain. This analysis leads to a powerful defense of the nature, purposes and goals of intellectual history and the history of ideas. In this concise yet powerful account, derived from his inaugural lecture as Regius Professor at Cambridge, Quentin Skinner provides one of the most substantial statements yet made about the importance, relevance and excitement of this form of historical enquiry.


Table of Contents

Preface
1 The neo-Roman theory of free states
2 Free states and individual liberty
3 Freedom and the historian
Bibliography
Index
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