Novus Ordo Seclorum : the intellectual origins of the constitution.

McDonald, Forrest.

ISBN 10: 0700602844 / ISBN 13: 9780700602841
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Lawrence: University Press of Kansas,1985. Orig. cloth binding. Dustjacket. xiv,350 pp. Condition : very good. ISBN 0700602844[KEYWORDS: RECHT, *, Constitutional law, America. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: This is the first major interpretation of the framing of the Constitution to appear in more than two decades. Forrest McDonald, widely considered one of the foremost historians of the Constitution and of the early national period, reconstructs the intellectual world of the Founding Fathers--including their understanding of law, history political philosophy, and political economy, and their firsthand experience in public affairs--and then analyzes their behavior in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in light of that world. No one has attempted to do so on such a scale before. McDonald's principal conclusion is that, though the Framers brought a variety of ideological and philosophical positions to bear upon their task of building a "new order of the ages," they were guided primarily by theiy own experience, their wisdom, and their common sense.

Klappentext: 'A witty and energetic study of the ideas and passions of the Framers.' - New York Times Book Review'An important, comprehensive statement about the most fundamental period in American history. It deals authoritatively with topics no student of American can afford to ignore.' - Harvey Mansfield, author of the Spirit of Liberalism

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Buchbeschreibung Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1985, 1985. xiii+359 pages. Hardcover. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Near Fine Half-cloth and boards in Very Good chipped dust jacket in protective mylar. Some sunning to spine. ISBN: 0700602844 Chapters: The Rights of Englishmen; Systems of Political Theory; Systems of Political Economy; The Lessons of Experience 1776-1787; The Framers: Principles and Interests; The Convention: Constituting a Government; and Powers, Principles, and Consequences. Artikel-Nr. B-277939

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