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Mporary monarchies His primary aim was to exclude any legal ground of forcible resistance A king of France he hoped would continue to adhere to moral and prudential limitations but a proper king could not be lawfully constrainedThis is the first complete translation of these chapters into English since 1606 It is accompanied by a lucid introduction a chronology and a bibliography from the back cove.
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Bodin's Les six livres de la républiue is a vast synthesis of comparative public law and politics the theoretical core of which is formed by the four chapters translated in this volume These four chapters contain his celebrated theory of sovereignty which informed his thinking on the state and made his Républiue a landmark in the development of European political thought This theory however also.
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Contained a seductive but erroneous thesis that was of great importance for the development of royalist ideology the idea that sovereignty is indivisible that the entire power of the state has to be vested in a single individual or groupThis thesis together with the crisis of authority in the French religious wars led Bodin to a systematically absolutist interpretation of the French and other conte.