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" There is written on the turrets of the city of Lucca in great characters at this day, the word libertas; yet no man can thence infer that a particular man has more liberty or immunity from the service of the commonwealth there than in Constantinople.... "
An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of James I. and ... - Page 244
by William Harris - 1814
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The Roman Republic in Political Thought

Fergus Millar, Camden Professor of Ancient History and Fellow Fergus Millar - History - 2002 - 201 pages
...infer, that a particular man has more liberty, or immunity from the service of the commonwealth there, than in Constantinople. Whether a commonwealth be...monarchical, or popular, the freedom is still the same. (II. 21.8) In the next paragraph, Hobbes sets out to argue that ancient political thought, both Greek...
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Visions of Politics, Volume 2

Quentin Skinner, Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities Quentin Skinner - History - 2002 - 478 pages
...which he had presented it in the form of a cautionary tal about the origins of the English civil war: It is an easy thing, for men to be deceived, by the specious name of Libertie ... And when the same errour is confirmed by the authority of men in reput tion for their...
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Handbook of Citizenship Studies

F. Engin Isin, Engin F Isin, Isin, Engin Fahri Isin, Bryan S Turner, Bryan D. Turner, Turner, Bryan Stanley Turner - Political Science - 2002 - 340 pages
...seats of representation, but by the capacity of the sovereign to secure and protect those freedoms: 'whether a commonwealth be monarchical, or popular, the freedom is still the same' (Hobbes, [1651] 1991: 149-50; cf. Hobbes, [1647] 1998: 121). Of course, Hobbes' contemporaries viewed...
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Leviathan

Thomas Hobbes - History - 2002 - 629 pages
...learning in the politics, is not the liberty of particular men, but the liberty of the commonwealth. Whether a commonwealth be monarchical or popular, the freedom is still the same [page no]. Here I find Mr. Hobbes is much mistaken. For the liberty of the Athenians and Romans was...
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The Quality of Freedom

Matthew H. Kramer, Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy Matthew H Kramer - Political Science - 2003 - 482 pages
...infer, that a particular man has more liberty, or immunity from the service of the commonwealth there, than in Constantinople. Whether a commonwealth be...monarchical, or popular, the freedom is still the same.' 10 Only the laconic phrase 'or immunity from the *1 Skinner, 'Idea', 196; Skinner, 'Paradoxes', 230-1;...
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Faith in the Age of Reason

Jonathan Hill - Church history - 2004 - 208 pages
...his head with the crown upon it.' OIJ\ERCBOMWEU, DURING CHAR1.ES I'S TRIM. FAITH IN THE AGE OF REASON 'It is an easy thing, for men to be deceived, by the specious name oj Libertie.' THOMAS HOBBES. LFMATIIAX II. CM Mil HI!] the idea had taken hold that the king rules...
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Leviathan, Parts I and II

Thomas Hobbes - History - 2005 - 378 pages
...infer that a particular man has more liberty or immunity from the service of the commonwealth there than in Constantinople. Whether a commonwealth be...monarchical or popular, the freedom is still the same. 9. But it is an easy thing for men to be deceived by the specious name of liberty and (for want of...
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The End of Learning: Milton and Education

Thomas Festa - Education - 2006 - 238 pages
...Literature unleashes the illusion that the condition of tumult is natural under a monarch. Knowing that "it is an easy thing, for men to be deceived, by the specious name of Libertie; and for want of Judgement to distinguish, mistake that for their Private Inheritance, and...
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Explaining the English Revolution: Hobbes and His Contemporaries

Mark Stephen Jendrysik - History - 2007 - 182 pages
...An improper understanding of the limited and provisional nature of liberty produced civil conflict. It is an easy thing, for men to be deceived, by the specious name of Libertie; and for want of judgment to distinguish, mistake that for their private Inheritance, and...
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