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The struggle with Leviathan

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Emiel Lamberts

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A panoramic picture of international politics and the formation of the modern State. The opposition to the omnipotence of the State - as symbolised by Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan (1651) - had a significant impact on the political organisation of European society. A liberal strategy intended to provide a protective legal status for individual citizens, whereas a social strategy aimed to strengthen the social fabric to counterbalance the power of the State. Gradually both strategies became interwoven. The Struggle with Leviathan pays special attention to the social strategy, developed by conservative and ecclesiastical circles against the omnipotence of the State, and is structured around the fascinating biography of the Austrian diplomat Gustav von Blome, a grandson of Metternich and an important opponent of Bismarck. He proved to be a transitional figure between aristocratic conservatism and Christian democracy, which had a great influence on European integration after 1945. Besides Blome, several other dramatis personae - statesmen, prelates, political and social activists - are featured. As a result the book reads like a compelling narrative. At the same time, it offers a broadly sketched historical fresco of international politics and the gradual formation of the modern State. The original Dutch edition of this book, Het gevecht met Leviathan, has been highly praised in the Dutch and Flemish press, and was awarded the biennial international Arenberg Prize for European History and Culture.
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Auteur
Emiel Lamberts
Uitgever
Universitaire Pers Leuven
Taal
Engels
ISBN
9789462700703
Productsoort
Boek
Uitvoering
Paperback
Reeksnaam
KADOC-Studies on Religion, Culture and Society
Categorie
BoekenEngelse boekenGeschiedenisPolitieke geschiedenisPolitieke geschiedenis
Leeftijd
Volwassenen
Verschijningsdatum
5/30/2016
Aantal pagina's
300
Formaat
238 x 170 x 24 mm
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