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Ferguson An Essay on the History of Civil Society

Author : Adam Ferguson
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A subtle critique of declining communal virtues, arguing instead for active citizenship.

An Essay on the History of Civil Society

Author : Adam Ferguson
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Ferguson An Essay on the History of Civil Society

Author : Adam Ferguson
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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.

An Invitation to Classical Sociology

Author : Franco Ferrarotti
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Franco Ferrarotti offers a series of profiles on sociology's most important classical social and political thinkers, covering eighteenth and nineteenth-century writers and concluding with the American economist Thorstein Veblen. This is a general introduction to the history of modern social thought as well as a study of each of these thinkers within his social and historical context. It is also an interpretation of them from a distinctly European social and philosophical perspective, treating as major thinkers some, such as Ferguson and Veblen, who are not typically included in the canon of classical social thinkers. Ferrarotti hopes to reinvigorate interest in classical theoretical concerns and to spark a discussion about the important legacy that sociology brings to bear on our understanding of human social action.

Europe and the British Geographical Imagination 1760 1830

Author : Paul Stock
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Europe and the British Geographical Imagination, 1760-1830 explores what literate British people understood by the word 'Europe' in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Was Europe unified by shared religious heritage? Where were the edges of Europe? Was Europe primarily a commercial network or were there common political practices too? Was Britain itself a European country? While intellectual history is concerned predominantly with prominent thinkers, Paul Stock traces the history of ideas in non-elite contexts, offering a detailed analysis of nearly 350 geographical reference works, textbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopaedias, which were widely read by literate Britons of all classes, and can reveal the formative ideas about Europe circulating in Britain: ideas about religion; the natural environment; race and other theories of human difference; the state; borders; the identification of the 'centre' and 'edges' of Europe; commerce and empire; and ideas about the past, progress, and historical change. By showing how these and other questions were discussed in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British culture, Europe and the British Geographical Imagination, 1760-1830 provides a thorough and much-needed historical analysis of Britain's enduringly complex intellectual relationship with Europe.

Civil Society in British History

Author : Jose Harris
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This book explores the many different strands in the language of civil society from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Through a series of case-studies it investigates the applicability of the term to a wide range of historical settings. The contributors show how past understandings of the term were often very different from (even in some respects the exact opposite of) those held today.

Jahrbuch f r internationale Germanistik

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Benjamin Constant

Author : James Mitchell Lee
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Biographical Sketch of Adam Ferguson From the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Author : John SMALL (M.A.)
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A General Catalogue of an Extensive Collection of Books New and Second hand

Author : John & George Todd (Firm)
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Thomas Jefferson and the Changing West

Author : Missouri Historical Society
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An exploration of the complex relationship between the political philosophy of Thomas Jefferson and the modern American West. The questions Jefferson posed about the West and what it might become still hold relevance for westerners today.

A Treatise on the method of observation and reasoning in politics

Author : Sir George Cornewall Lewis
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Dialectic of Civil Society

Author : Lawrence Krader
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The Threefold Review

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Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library 1911 1971

Author : New York Public Library. Research Libraries
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Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

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Finding List of the Free Public Library of Newark N J

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Eighteenth century British Historians

Author : Ellen J. Jenkins
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Bio-bibliographical guide covering the lives and works of British historians who lived from 1700-1799, including the evolution of each author's career and his reputation.

A Compendious History of English Literature and of the English Language from the Norman Conquest with Numerous Specimens

Author : George Lillie Craik
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A Treatise on the Methods of Observation and Reasoning in Politics

Author : Sir George Cornewall Lewis
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