Self Defence and Religious Strife in Early Modern Europe: England and Germany, 1530-1680

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Ashgate, Jan 1, 2002 - Religion - 278 pages
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This book explores the emergence of the nationally diverging paths taken by England and Germany in relation to the legal concept of self-defence. It explores how various theories of legitimate resistance to authority were developed and how they came to influence one another. In particular it is argued that German theories played a much greater role than has hitherto been acknowledged in influencing English concepts of 'natural rights' as discussed by such men as Parker and Locke.

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resistance and defence in German
the model developed Torgau
the rule of law and religious strife

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Von Friedeburg is Professor of History, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Co-Founder of the Erasmus Center for Early Modern Studies.

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