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2018-10-08Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/20039
Constitutionalism and antiquity transformation
dc.contributor.authorSpringborg, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-05T11:05:26Z
dc.date.available2019-06-05T11:05:26Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-08none
dc.identifier.issn2380-1891
dc.identifier.other10.1080/23801883.2018.1527516
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/20789
dc.description.abstractStraumann presents a grand narrative: Roman constitutionalism in the West from the age of Cicero to the American Founding Fathers. His project is forensic, mounting a case framed in terms of a dichotomy between the Greek ethical and political tradition of Plato and Aristotle which emphasizes civic virtue (Pocock's classical republicanism), and the Roman-law based constitutionalism of Cicero (Skinner's version). But this is too easy. Cicero was heavily influenced by Aristotle; and the very survival of Western civilization depended on translation movements, Greek into Arabic and Arabic into Latin, under the Abbasid and Cordoba Caliphates, which preserved the classical Greek texts on which it rests, and recirculated them back to Europe. This had important implications for Islamic jurisprudence, which was the progenitor of medieval European jurisprudence and scholastic dialectic. Justinian's recovery of Roman Law and subsequent medieval codifications are related to the impetus for the Islamic translation movement and Islamic jurisprudence at one remove. Why are the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire (which saw a continuation of Hellenic culture), the Islamic empires (which saw a continuation of Hellenistic culture), and the Holy Roman Empire of the Germanic Peoples (which saw the recovery of Roman Law), missing from this account?eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectStraumanneng
dc.subjectGibboneng
dc.subjectclassical republicanismeng
dc.subjectPocockeng
dc.subjectSkinnereng
dc.subjectCiceroeng
dc.subject.ddc936 Europa nördlich und westlich der italienischen Halbinsel bis ca. 499none
dc.titleConstitutionalism and antiquity transformationnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/20789-0
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/20039
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleGlobal intellectual historynone
local.edoc.pages28none
local.edoc.anmerkungThis article was supported by the Open Access Publication Fund of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionZentralinstitut Großbritannien-Zentrumnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameTaylor & Francis Groupnone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeLondonnone
local.edoc.container-volume4none
local.edoc.container-issue3none
local.edoc.container-firstpage223none
local.edoc.container-lastpage249none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone

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