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1 Fontana, Biancamaria Benjamin Constant and The Post-Revolutionary Mind
London Yale University Press 1991 0300049951 / 9780300049954 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which has a little fading to rear. xvii + 165 pages. The Swiss writer and political theorist Benjamin Constant was a key figure in the early 19th century attempt to come to terms with the new political world created by the French Revolution of 1789. In this book Biancamaria Fontana presents an overview of Constant's life and writings, showing the unity of his vision and exploring analogies between the issues he discussed and those that confront modern democratic states today. Constant indicated the principles and designed the constitutional arrangements best suited for a new society that was to be ruled by popular sovereignty and direct political representation and oriented toward economic growth and social equality. 
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