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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
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Headley, John M
Dewey number
321.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.H425 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Human rights
  • Globalization
  • Democracy
  • Human rights
  • Globalization
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
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Renaissance defining and engagement of the global arena of humanity -- The universalizing principle and the idea of a common humanity -- The emergence of politically constituted dissent in the European world
Control code
86117447
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780691133126
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007010470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)86117447
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
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Renaissance defining and engagement of the global arena of humanity -- The universalizing principle and the idea of a common humanity -- The emergence of politically constituted dissent in the European world
Control code
86117447
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780691133126
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007010470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)86117447

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