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The Resource The Europeanization of the world : on the origins of human rights and democracy, John M. Headley

The Europeanization of the world : on the origins of human rights and democracy, John M. Headley

Label
The Europeanization of the world : on the origins of human rights and democracy
Title
The Europeanization of the world
Title remainder
on the origins of human rights and democracy
Statement of responsibility
John M. Headley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Europeanization of the World puts forward a defense of Western civilization and the unique gifts it has bequeathed to the world - in particular, human rights and constitutional democracy - at a time when many around the globe equate the West with hubris and thinly veiled imperialism. John Headley argues that the Renaissance and the Reformation provided the effective currents for the development of two distinctive political ideas. The first is the idea of a common humanity, derived from antiquity, developed through natural law, and worked out in the new emerging global context to provide the basis for today's concept of universal human rights. The second is the idea of political dissent, first posited in the course of the Protestant Reformation and later maturing in the politics of the British monarchy." "Headley traces the development and implications of this first idea from antiquity to the present. He examines the English revolution of 1688 and party government in Britain and America into the early nineteenth century. And he challenges the now-common stance in historical studies of moral posturing against the West. Headley contends that these unique ideas are Western civilization's most precious export, however presently distorted. Certainly European culture has its dark side - Auschwitz is but one example. Yet as Headley shows, no other civilization in history has bequeathed so sustained a tradition of universalizing aspirations as the West."--Jacket
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Headley, John M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • Human rights
  • Globalization
  • Démocratie
  • Droits de l'homme (Droit international)
  • Mondialisation
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Democracy
  • Globalization
  • Human rights
  • Democratie
  • Mensenrechten
  • Internationalisatie
  • Cultuur
  • Europa (geografie)
  • Demokratie
  • Globalisierung
  • Kultur
  • Menschenrecht
  • Europa
  • Renaissance
  • Humanismus
  • Politische Kultur
  • Westliche Welt
  • Europa
Label
The Europeanization of the world : on the origins of human rights and democracy, John M. Headley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations ; Preface ; Introduction ; Chapter 1 The Renaissance Defining and Engagement of the Global Arena of Humanity ; Imperial and Global Motifs in the Advent of the New Geography ; The Fully Habitable World for Renaissance Europe
  • Chapter 2 The Universalizing Principle and the Idea of a Common Humanity The Universalizing Process: From Christendom to the Civilization of Europeans ; The Career of Natural Rights in the Early Modern Period
  • Chapter 3 The Emergence of Politically Constituted Dissent in the European World The Initial Constituting of Political Dissent: Thomas More's Horrific Vision ; Party and Opposition in the Eighteenth-Century Anglo-American Experience ; Aftermath ; Epilogue ; Notes ; Bibliography
Control code
ocn950698353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691133126
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780691133126
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 924345
  • 22573/ctt1dr3dcr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950698353
Label
The Europeanization of the world : on the origins of human rights and democracy, John M. Headley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations ; Preface ; Introduction ; Chapter 1 The Renaissance Defining and Engagement of the Global Arena of Humanity ; Imperial and Global Motifs in the Advent of the New Geography ; The Fully Habitable World for Renaissance Europe
  • Chapter 2 The Universalizing Principle and the Idea of a Common Humanity The Universalizing Process: From Christendom to the Civilization of Europeans ; The Career of Natural Rights in the Early Modern Period
  • Chapter 3 The Emergence of Politically Constituted Dissent in the European World The Initial Constituting of Political Dissent: Thomas More's Horrific Vision ; Party and Opposition in the Eighteenth-Century Anglo-American Experience ; Aftermath ; Epilogue ; Notes ; Bibliography
Control code
ocn950698353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691133126
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780691133126
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 924345
  • 22573/ctt1dr3dcr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950698353

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