France

The Great Demarcation

Author: Ben Weider Eminent Scholar and Director of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution Rafe Blaufarb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: France

Page: 304

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What does it mean to own something? What sorts of things can be owned, and what cannot? How does one relinquish ownership? What are the boundaries between private and public property? Over the course of a decade, the French Revolution grappled with these questions. Punctuated by false starts, contingencies, and unexpected results, this process laid the foundations of the Napoleonic Code and modern notions of property. As Rafe Blaufarb demonstrates in this ambitious work, the French Revolution remade the system of property-holding that had existed in France before 1789. The revolutionary changes aimed at two fundamental goals: the removal of formal public power from the sphere of property and the excision of property from the realm of sovereignty. The revolutionaries accomplished these two aims by abolishing privately-owned forms of power, such as jurisdictional lordship and venal public office, and by dismantling the Crown domain, thus making the state purely sovereign. This brought about a Great Demarcation: a radical distinction between property and power from which flowed the critical distinctions between the political and the social, state and society, sovereignty and ownership, the public and private. It destroyed the conceptual basis of the Old Regime, laid the foundation of France's new constitutional order, and crystallized modern ways of thinking about polities and societies. By tracing how the French Revolution created a new legal and institutional reality, The Great Demarcation shows how the revolutionary transformation of Old Regime property helped inaugurate political modernity
France

The Great Demarcation

Author: Rafe Blaufarb

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: France

Page: 282

View: 209

The French Revolution remade the system of property-holding that had existed in France before 1789. This work engages with this historical process not from an economic or social perspective, but from the perspective of the laws and institutions of property.
History

The Great Demarcation

Author: Rafe Blaufarb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 232

What does it mean to own something? What sorts of things can be owned, and what cannot? How does one relinquish ownership? What are the boundaries between private and public property? Over the course of a decade, the French Revolution grappled with these questions. Punctuated by false starts, contingencies, and unexpected results, this process laid the foundations of the Napoleonic Code and modern notions of property. As Rafe Blaufarb demonstrates in this ambitious work, the French Revolution remade the system of property-holding that had existed in France before 1789. The revolutionary changes aimed at two fundamental goals: the removal of formal public power from the sphere of property and the excision of property from the realm of sovereignty. The revolutionaries accomplished these two aims by abolishing privately-owned forms of power, such as jurisdictional lordship and venal public office, and by dismantling the Crown domain, thus making the state purely sovereign. This brought about a Great Demarcation: a radical distinction between property and power from which flowed the critical distinctions between the political and the social, state and society, sovereignty and ownership, the public and private. It destroyed the conceptual basis of the Old Regime, laid the foundation of France's new constitutional order, and crystallized modern ways of thinking about polities and societies. By tracing how the French Revolution created a new legal and institutional reality, The Great Demarcation shows how the revolutionary transformation of Old Regime property helped inaugurate political modernity
History

Walls, Ramparts, and Lines of Demarcation

Author: Natalie Fryde

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

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Category: History

Page: 175

View: 925

Fortifications on the scale of these walls are unique in that they are (apart from individual castles) the only known military measure with long-term aims. The military aims sometimes proved of extremely long-term value, the most extreme example being the erection of the Great Wall of China. The aim of this volume is to find out the common denominator (if any) behind the creation of such fortifications, their effectiveness and their influence on a long and short-term basis. Contents include: The Limes * Hadrians Wall and the Antonine Wall * The "Danewerk" * The Frontera: Spanish Defences against the Moors * The Great Wall of China * The French Eastern Border * The Berlin Wall * The Jerusalem Wall
Business & Economics

The Great Training Robbery

Author: Frank A. McMahon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 159

View: 785

If training is to be successful in improving performance on a sustainable basis - and economic pressure and demographic changes make this imperative - it must be designed to tight specifications and delivered in a quality manner. This book provides a guide to the processes which have to be developed if training is to have a real impact; it urges the need for a strategy and a quality management approach so that training, retraining and evaluation become more than passing fads.
Religion

The Voice of the Great Spirit

Author: Rudolf Kaiser

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 143

View: 458

The author draws on extensive research and his own interviews with Hopi elders to present an overview of Hopi prophecies concerning the troubles facing the earth, accompanied by historical and cultural contexts and how Hopi teachings can help western civilization.
Asia, Central

Francis Younghusband and the Great Game

Author: Anthony Verrier

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN:

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 238

View: 327

Based on the post-graduate research of Professor Anthony Verrier, this book proposes a radical departure from the previously accepted history behind the 19th century cold war between Russia and Britain. The author wrote Through the Looking Glass: British Foreign Policy in the Age of Illusions
Foreign Language Study

Priests of Culture

Author: Douglas W. Sterner

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 282

View: 217

"Priests of Culture" is an analysis of the thought of two cultural critics, Matthew Arnold and Henry James. Focusing on Arnold's cultural and religious criticism and James's travel literature, this study examines the efforts of both Arnold and James to find in an ideal of -culture- a supreme center of value around which to rally the forces of civilization in the wake of a nineteenth-century crisis of faith and unsettling social change. Arnold responds directly to that crisis in offering a doctrine of -culture- to serve as a bulwark for standards to replace an intellectually crippled Christianity. James appears to accept the absence of faith, but is even more appalled at the erosion of cultural standards in an America increasingly reduced to a -money-grabbing democracy-. Sterner argues that their critiques remain compelling, but the curative, cultural visions of both founder in their attempts to make -culture- serve purposes normally, and properly, reserved to religion."
Communism

The Great Debate

Author:

Publisher: New Delhi : People's Publishing House

ISBN:

Category: Communism

Page: 408

View: 735

China

Survey of China Mainland Press

Author: United States. Consulate General (Hong Kong, China)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: China

Page:

View: 508