Metamorphoses of the City

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Harvard University Press, Sep 23, 2013 - Philosophy - 384 pages
Metamorphoses of the City is a sweeping interpretation of Europe's ambition to generate ever better forms of collective self-government, from ancient city-states and empires to a universal church and the nation-state. But the nation-state is nearing the end of its line, Pierre Manent says, and what will supplant it remains to be seen.
 

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Contents

The Dynamic of the West
What Science for the City?
The Poetic Birth of the City
The Civic Operation
Rome and the Greeks
Rome as Seen by the Moderns
Ciceros Inquiry
The Critique of Paganism
The Two Cities
The Stakes of Mediation
Notes
Index
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