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The Resource An essay on the history of civil society, Adam Ferguson ; edited by Fania Oz-Salzberger

An essay on the history of civil society, Adam Ferguson ; edited by Fania Oz-Salzberger

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An essay on the history of civil society
Title
An essay on the history of civil society
Statement of responsibility
Adam Ferguson ; edited by Fania Oz-Salzberger
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1723-1816
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferguson, Adam
Index
index present
LC call number
CB25
LC item number
.F4 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Oz-Salzberger, Fania
Series statement
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization
  • Civil society
  • Social change
  • Teoria politica
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Société civile
  • Contrat social
  • Contrôle social
  • Évolution sociale
  • État
  • Démocratie
  • Bürgerliche Gesellschaft
  • Theorie
Label
An essay on the history of civil society, Adam Ferguson ; edited by Fania Oz-Salzberger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biblographical references 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
Contents
Part I. Of the general characteristics of human nature -- Part II. Of the history of rude nations -- Part III. Of the history of policy and arts -- Part IV. Of the consequences that result from advancement of civil and commercial arts -- Part V. Of the decline of nations -- Part VI. Of corruption and political slavery
Control code
31970819
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxv, 283 pages
Isbn
9780521442152
Lccn
95000877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)31970819
Label
An essay on the history of civil society, Adam Ferguson ; edited by Fania Oz-Salzberger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biblographical references 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
Contents
Part I. Of the general characteristics of human nature -- Part II. Of the history of rude nations -- Part III. Of the history of policy and arts -- Part IV. Of the consequences that result from advancement of civil and commercial arts -- Part V. Of the decline of nations -- Part VI. Of corruption and political slavery
Control code
31970819
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxv, 283 pages
Isbn
9780521442152
Lccn
95000877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)31970819

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