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The Resource Caesar and the fading of the Roman world : a study in Republicanism and Caesarism, Peter Baehr

Caesar and the fading of the Roman world : a study in Republicanism and Caesarism, Peter Baehr

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Caesar and the fading of the Roman world : a study in Republicanism and Caesarism
Title
Caesar and the fading of the Roman world
Title remainder
a study in Republicanism and Caesarism
Statement of responsibility
Peter Baehr
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Language
eng
Summary
For many centuries, Julius Caesar was a name that evoked strong feelings among educated people. Some of these responses were complimentary, but others came from the point of view of "political republicanism"--Which envisaged Caesar as a historical symbol for some of the most dangerous tendencies a polity could experience. Caesar represented everything that republicans detested - corruption, demagogy, usurpation - and as such, provided an anti-model against which genuine political virtue could be measured. Caesar and the Fading of the Roman World examines the reception of Caesar in republican thought until the late eighteenth century and his transformation in the nineteenth, when he enjoyed a major rehabilitation in the literary culture and historiography of the day. In the nineteenth century, Caesar enjoyed a major rehabilitation; from being a pariah, he was elevated in the writings of people like Byron, De Quincey, Mommsen, Froude, and Nietzsche to the greatest statesman of his age. Simultaneously, Caesar's name continued to function as a term of polemic in the emergence of a new debate on what came to be called "Caesarism." While the metamorphosis of Caesar's reputation is studied here as a process in its own right, it is also meant to highlight the increasing enfeeblement of the republican tradition. The transformation of Caesar's image is a sure sign of changes within the wider present-day political culture and evidence of the emergence of new problems and challenges. This volume is an important study that will be of value to sociologists, political theorists, and historians
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Baehr, P. R.
Dewey number
321.9
Index
index present
LC call number
JA81
LC item number
.B243 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Political science
  • Caesarism
  • Republicanism
  • Caesar, Gaius Iulius
  • Science politique
  • Césarisme
  • Républicanisme
  • Receptie
  • Republikanisme
  • Rezeption
  • Cäsarismus
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Caesar and the fading of the Roman world : a study in Republicanism and Caesarism, Peter Baehr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-349) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
36806774
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 359 pages
Isbn
9781560003045
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
97016701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)36806774
Label
Caesar and the fading of the Roman world : a study in Republicanism and Caesarism, Peter Baehr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-349) 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
Control code
36806774
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 359 pages
Isbn
9781560003045
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
97016701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)36806774

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