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Civil Society in British History

Ideas, Identities, Institutions

by Jose Harris(ed.)
Civil Society in British History by Jose Harris
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This book explores the many different strands in the language of civil society from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Through a series of case-studies it investigates the applicability of the term to a wide range of historical settings. The contributors show how past understandings of the term were often very different from (even in some respects the exact opposite of) those held today. - ;This book explores the many different strands in the language of civil society from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Through a series of case-studies it investigates the applicability of the term to a wide range of historical settings. The contributors show how past understandings of the term were often very different from (even in some respects the exact opposite of) those held today. - ;...required reading...The question of how the individual engages with the state...remains a fertile one, enriched here by a mix of periods, cultures, and approaches. This pluralism is an enlightened, active example of 'civil society', and we are indebted to the voluntary association of the contributors. English Historical Review -
Oxford University Press, UK; July 2005
332 pages; ISBN 9780191515569
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Author: Jose Harris
 
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