The Sacred Fire of Liberty

Republicanism, Liberalism and the Law
Author(s): 
Sellers, M.N.S.
ISBN: 
0333726731
Date published: 
September 1998
Hardback
Price: 
£42.50
Pages: 
216

This book describes the origins of the concept of liberty in the legal and political thought of Rome, Italy, England, France and the United States of America. Professor Sellers traces the development of liberty and republican government over two centuries of European history, in association with liberal ideas. This study reveals republicanism as the parent of liberalism in modern law and politics, and demonstrates the continuing value of republican ideas in securing the liberty of contemporary states and their citizens.