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Dominus Mundi : Political Sublime and the World Order (Hardcover) (Pier Giuseppe Monateri)

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This monograph makes a seminal contribution to existing literature on the importance of Roman law in the development of political thought in Europe. In particular it examines the expression 'dominus mundi', following it through the texts of the medieval jurists - the Glossators and Post-Glossators - up to the political thought of Hobbes. Understanding the concept of dominus mundi sheds light on how medieval jurists understood ownership of individual things; it is more complex than it might seem; and this book investigates these complexities. The book also offers important new insights into Thomas Hobbes, especially with regard to the end of dominus mundi and the replacement by Leviathan. Finally, the book has important relevance for contemporary political theory. With fading of political diversity Monateri argues that "that the actual setting of globalisation represents the reappearance of the Ghost of the Dominus Mundi, a political refoule - repressed - a reappearance of its sublime nature, and a struggle to restore its universal legitimacy, and take its place." In making this argument, the book adds an important original vision to current debates in legal and political philosophy.
Number of Pages: 192.0
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Pier Giuseppe Monateri
Language: English
Street Date: August 16, 2018
TCIN: 51838741
UPC: 9781509911752
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-5412

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