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The Resource Towards the light : the story of the struggles for liberty and rights that made the modern West, A.C. Grayling, (electronic resource)

Towards the light : the story of the struggles for liberty and rights that made the modern West, A.C. Grayling, (electronic resource)

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Towards the light : the story of the struggles for liberty and rights that made the modern West
Title
Towards the light
Title remainder
the story of the struggles for liberty and rights that made the modern West
Statement of responsibility
A.C. Grayling
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Towards the Light, A.C. Grayling tells the story of the long and difficult battle for freedom in the West, from the Reformation to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, from the battle for the vote to the struggle for the right to freedom of conscience. As Grayling passionately affirms, it is a story - and a struggle - that continues to this day as those in power use the threat of terrorism in the 21st century to roll-back the liberties that so many have fought and died to win for us. Including an appendix of landmark documents, including the British and American Bills of Rights and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, the Bloomsbury Revelations edition also includes a new preface by the author reflecting on developments since the book's original publication"--
  • "In Towards the Light, A.C. Grayling tells the story of the long and difficult battle for freedom in the West, from the Reformation to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, from the battle for the vote to the struggle for the right to freedom of conscience. As Grayling passionately affirms, it is a story - and a struggle - that continues to this day as those in power use the threat of terrorism in the 21st century to roll-back the liberties that so many have fought and died to win for us. Including an appendix of landmark documents, including the British and American Bills of Rights and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, the Bloomsbury Revelations edition also includes a new preface by the author reflecting on developments since the book's original publication"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grayling, A. C
Dewey number
323.09182/1
LC call number
JC585
LC item number
.G738 2014
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  • Liberty
  • Human rights
  • Democracy
  • Civilization, Western
  • Civilization, Modern
  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Modern
  • PHILOSOPHY / General
Label
Towards the light : the story of the struggles for liberty and rights that made the modern West, A.C. Grayling, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Preface to the Bloomsbury Revelations EditionAcknowledgements1. Setting the ScenePart I: The Demand for Liberty2. The Reformation and the Beginning of Modern Liberty3. Freeing the Mind4. The Fight Against AbsolutismPart II: The Extension of Liberty5. Slaves, Workers, Women and the Struggle for Liberty6. The Liberty Century7. Rights Out of Wrongs8. The Idea of Liberty and the Verge of BetrayalPostscriptAppendices: Landmarks on the Road to Freedom1. The Bill of Rights, 16892. The US Bill of Rights, 17913. Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen4. The Chartists' 'Six Points' and Petition5. United Nations Universal Declaration of Human RightsNotesBibliographyIndex
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Preface to the Bloomsbury Revelations EditionAcknowledgements1. Setting the ScenePart I: The Demand for Liberty2. The Reformation and the Beginning of Modern Liberty3. Freeing the Mind4. The Fight Against AbsolutismPart II: The Extension of Liberty5. Slaves, Workers, Women and the Struggle for Liberty6. The Liberty Century7. Rights Out of Wrongs8. The Idea of Liberty and the Verge of BetrayalPostscriptAppendices: Landmarks on the Road to Freedom1. The Bill of Rights, 16892. The US Bill of Rights, 17913. Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen4. The Chartists' 'Six Points' and Petition5. United Nations Universal Declaration of Human RightsNotesBibliographyIndex
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001480716
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Bloomsbury revelations edition.
Isbn
9781472532145
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013050026
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001480716
Label
Towards the light : the story of the struggles for liberty and rights that made the modern West, A.C. Grayling, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Preface to the Bloomsbury Revelations EditionAcknowledgements1. Setting the ScenePart I: The Demand for Liberty2. The Reformation and the Beginning of Modern Liberty3. Freeing the Mind4. The Fight Against AbsolutismPart II: The Extension of Liberty5. Slaves, Workers, Women and the Struggle for Liberty6. The Liberty Century7. Rights Out of Wrongs8. The Idea of Liberty and the Verge of BetrayalPostscriptAppendices: Landmarks on the Road to Freedom1. The Bill of Rights, 16892. The US Bill of Rights, 17913. Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen4. The Chartists' 'Six Points' and Petition5. United Nations Universal Declaration of Human RightsNotesBibliographyIndex
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Preface to the Bloomsbury Revelations EditionAcknowledgements1. Setting the ScenePart I: The Demand for Liberty2. The Reformation and the Beginning of Modern Liberty3. Freeing the Mind4. The Fight Against AbsolutismPart II: The Extension of Liberty5. Slaves, Workers, Women and the Struggle for Liberty6. The Liberty Century7. Rights Out of Wrongs8. The Idea of Liberty and the Verge of BetrayalPostscriptAppendices: Landmarks on the Road to Freedom1. The Bill of Rights, 16892. The US Bill of Rights, 17913. Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen4. The Chartists' 'Six Points' and Petition5. United Nations Universal Declaration of Human RightsNotesBibliographyIndex
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001480716
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Bloomsbury revelations edition.
Isbn
9781472532145
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013050026
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001480716

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