Freedom in the Making of Western Culture

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I.B.Tauris, 1991 - Civilization, Classical - 487 pages
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This work traces the origin and development of the idea of freedom in Western culture. It deals with three distinct forms of freedom: personal freedom; civic freedom (the right to participate in public life); and sovereign freedom (the right to exercise power over others).
  

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User Review  - Matthew Quest - Goodreads

Orlando Patterson's Freedom is an outstanding survey of the history of ideas which is rooted in Ancient Rome, Classical Athens, and deep Biblical readings. It's discussion of the distinction between ... Read full review

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In The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian, Robin Lane Fox takes issue with Patterson. Read full review

Contents

The Meaning of Freedom
1
Part
7
Why Freedom Failed in
20
The Greek Origins of Freedom
47
The Emergence of Slave Society and Civic Freedom
64
The Persian Wars and the Creation of Organic
82
Slavery Empire and the Periclean Fusion
95
The Female Force and the Ideology
106
Personal Liberty
227
Sovereignal Freedom
258
Freedom Stoicism and the Roman Mind
264
Part Four
291
Between Jesus and Paul
304
A Community of Urban Freedmen
316
Paul and the Freedom of Mankind
325
Part Five
345

Class and the Elements
133
The Outer Intellectual Response
146
The Turn to Inner Freedom
165
The Intellectual Response in the Hellenistic
181
Part Three
201
Medieval Renditions of the Chord of Freedom
363
Freedom in the Religious and Secular Thought
376
Coda
402
Index
471
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