Posts Tagged ‘Politic’

The Principles of Natural and Politic Law

The Principles of Natural and Politic Law The year 1694 saw the death of Samuel Pufendorf, who, with Hugo Grotius, was the foremost representative of the modern tradition of natural law theory, and the birth of Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, who helped transform the tradition and convey it to new generations.As professor of natural law in Geneva, […]

Foreign Bodies and the Body Politic

Foreign Bodies and the Body Politic Jonathan Gil Harris examines the origins of modern discourses of social pathology in Elizabethan and Jacobean medical and political writing. Plays, pamphlets and political treatises of this period display an increasingly xenophobic tendency to attribute England’s ills to ‘foreign bodies’ such as Jews, Catholics, and witches, as well as […]