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On the spirit of rights, Dan Edelstein

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On the spirit of rights
Title
On the spirit of rights
Statement of responsibility
Dan Edelstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the end of the eighteenth century, politicians in America and France were invoking the natural rights of man to wrest sovereignty away from kings and lay down universal basic entitlements. Exactly how and when did "rights" come to justify such measures? In On the Spirit of Rights, Dan Edelstein answers this question by examining the complex genealogy of the rights regimes enshrined in the American and French Revolutions. With a lively attention to detail, he surveys a sprawling series of debates among rulers, jurists, philosophers, political reformers, writers, and others, who were all engaged in laying the groundwork for our contemporary systems of constitutional governance. Every seemingly new claim about rights turns out to be a variation on a theme, as late medieval notions were subtly repeated and refined to yield the talk of "rights" we recognize today. From the Wars of Religion to the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen to the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, On the Spirit of Rights is a sweeping tour through centuries of European intellectual history and an essential guide to our ways of thinking about human rights today
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Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Edelstein, Dan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The life of ideas
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  • Human rights
  • Natural law
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Natural law
  • France
  • United States
Label
On the spirit of rights, Dan Edelstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780226588988
Lccn
2018019709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40028739236
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028911585
Label
On the spirit of rights, Dan Edelstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780226588988
Lccn
2018019709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40028739236
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028911585

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