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Description - Freedom and the Construction of Europe by Quentin Skinner

Freedom, today perceived simply as a human right, was a continually contested idea in the early modern period. In Freedom and the Construction of Europe an international group of scholars explore the richness, diversity and complexity of thinking about freedom in the shaping of modernity. Volume 2 considers free persons and free states, examining differing views about freedom of thought and action and their relations to conceptions of citizenship. Debates about freedom have been fundamental to the construction of modern Europe, but represent a part of our intellectual heritage that is rarely examined in depth. These volumes provide materials for thinking in fresh ways not merely about the concept of freedom, but how it has come to be understood in our own time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781107033078
ISBN-10: 1107033071
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 27mm)
Pages: 419
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Quentin Skinner

Quentin Skinner is Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities, Department of History, Queen Mary, University of London. Martin van Gelderen held the Chair of European Intellectual History at the European University from 2003 until 2012 and is now Director of the Lichtenberg Kolleg, Gottingen Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences.