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Basle

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Author(s): Maissen, Thomas (Paris)
A. Constitution, council, university foundationIn the Late Middle Ages, B., with its 10,000 or so inhabitants, increasingly emancipated itself from its ruler, the prince-bishop, from whom it purchased the most important rights and privileges. Following the Swabian (or Swiss) War of 1499, B. in 1501 was admitted to the Swiss Confederation as its eleventh canton. Formally speaking, this had no bearing on the city's membership in the Holy Roman Empire as a 'Free City' (German  Freie Stadt, Latin  urbs libera); that freedom became final with the Reformation and the departure o…
Date: 2016-11-24

Bodin, Jean

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Author(s): Maissen, Thomas (Paris)
A. Life and workThe French jurist, philosopher, historian and politician Jean B. was born in 1529/30 at Angers, the son of a textile merchant, and died at Laon in 1596. He first became a Carmelite monk, then, after Humanist training in law ( mos gallicus) at Toulouse (1550–1560) he became an advocate at the Paris  Parlement, the estates' organ of jurisdiction. He was an advisor to King Charles IX, then of his brothers François d'Alençon and Henri III, and a spokesman for the Third Estate at the Estates-General of 1576. As a Gallican politique, to whom worldly peace and state authority w…
Date: 2016-11-24

Political Humanism

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Author(s): Maissen, Thomas (Paris)
A. Concept and ancient originsP. H. here is understood as the entirety of reasonably systematic utterances by Humanists on the subject of politics, with particular reference to their citation of ancient sources and their personal context of sociopolitical activity. Semantically speaking, the roots of ‘politics’ lie in the Greek polis and its adjective politikós (‘urban’, ‘civic/civil’, ‘public’). As a vernacular term, as an autonomous subject of study and as a sphere of action with a rationality of its own, however, politics is a product of the Renaissance.Classical Latin did no…
Date: 2016-11-24