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The Resource Inventing freedom : how the English-speaking peoples made the modern world, Daniel Hannan

Inventing freedom : how the English-speaking peoples made the modern world, Daniel Hannan

Label
Inventing freedom : how the English-speaking peoples made the modern world
Title
Inventing freedom
Title remainder
how the English-speaking peoples made the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Hannan
Title variation
Freedom
Title variation remainder
how the English-speaking peoples made the modern world
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why does the world speak English? Why does every country at least pretend to aspire to representative government, personal freedom, and an independent judiciary? This book is an ambitious account of the historical origin and spread of those principles, and their role in creating a sphere of economic and political liberty that is as crucial as it is imperiled. According to author Daniel Hannan, the ideas and institutions we consider essential to maintaining and preserving our freedoms--individual rights, private property, the rule of law, and the institutions of representative government--are not broadly "Western" in the usual sense of the term. Rather, they are the legacy of a very specific tradition, one that was born in England and that the Americans, along with other former British colonies, inherited. By the tenth century, a thousand years before most modern countries, England was a nation-state whose people were already starting to define themselves with reference to common-law rights. Inventing Freedom explains why the extraordinary idea that the state was the servant, not the ruler, of the individual evolved uniquely in the English-speaking world. It is a chronicle of the success of Anglosphere exceptionalism.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hannan, Daniel
Dewey number
323.44
Index
index present
LC call number
CB216
LC item number
.H25 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Liberty
  • Rule of law
  • Representative government and representation
  • Exceptionalism
Label
Inventing freedom : how the English-speaking peoples made the modern world, Daniel Hannan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Anglosphere miracle -- The same language, the same hymns, the same ideals -- Anglo-Saxon liberties -- Rediscovering England -- Liberty and property -- The first Anglosphere Civil War -- The second Anglosphere Civil War -- Anglobalization -- From empire to Anglosphere -- Consider what nation it is whereof ye are -- Anglosphere twilight?
Control code
1524752
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 395 pages
Isbn
9780062231734
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013041629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1524752
  • (OCoLC)827260158
Label
Inventing freedom : how the English-speaking peoples made the modern world, Daniel Hannan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Anglosphere miracle -- The same language, the same hymns, the same ideals -- Anglo-Saxon liberties -- Rediscovering England -- Liberty and property -- The first Anglosphere Civil War -- The second Anglosphere Civil War -- Anglobalization -- From empire to Anglosphere -- Consider what nation it is whereof ye are -- Anglosphere twilight?
Control code
1524752
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 395 pages
Isbn
9780062231734
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013041629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1524752
  • (OCoLC)827260158

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