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The Rise of European Liberalism
Beginning with the new worlds of the Renaissance and the Reformation, this book traces the growth of liberal doctrine through the advent of the French Revolution. It shows the relationship of liberalism to the emerging economic system of capitalism, and the impact of this relationship upon science, philosophy, and literature. Laski explains how the same causes which ...more
Paperback, 287 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Transaction Publishers
(first published June 1936)
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A brilliant, engaging essay on the development of European liberalism. To Laski, European liberalism begins when the Middle Ages wane and there is an almost uninterrupted rise in liberal thought and feeling in European life and discourse from the 16th to 18th centuries all culminating in the 19th century-- the century that becomes, in Laski's argument, the zenith of European liberalism.
Harold Joseph Laski was a British Marxist, political theorist, economist, author, and lecturer, who served as the chairman of the Labour Party during 1945-1946, and was a professor at the LSE from 1926 to 1950.More about Harold J. Laski...