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Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics : Francogallia - Francois Hotman

Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics



Published: 10th June 2010
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For at least two centuries after its first appearance in 1573 Hotman's Francogallia influenced the way in which men regarded the European past and appraised the validity of political institutions. The intricate collation of the variorum Latin readings by Professor Giesey here demonstrates that nearly half the complete work consists of material added by Hotman to later editions in such a manner as substantially to modify the argument and balance of the original Francogallia. This definitive Latin edition contains a facing English translation by Professor Salmon, and a joint introduction in which the editors discuss the genesis and development of the text, which can no longer be regarded as written in response to the massacre of St Bartholomew. The editors analyse the discordant elements in Hotman's thought as his Calvinist background, his fundamentalism in both constitutional and religious doctrine and his ambivalent attitude to his profession as an eminent jurist.

Problems of context
Legal influences
Political commitment
The complex of Tribonian
The genesis of the Francogallia
The sources
The argument
Early responses
The edition of 1576
Change of front
The edition of 1586
The tradition of Francogallia
Technical Aspects of this Edition
The Latin text
Latin variurum footnotes
Identification of Hotman's sources
The English translation
The text
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ISBN: 9780521153188
ISBN-10: 0521153182
Series: Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 596
Published: 10th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.75