Law, Liberty, and Respublica


The aim of the conference was to look at the concept of individual liberty as being conditioned by a well-ordered political community understood as res publica, rzeczpospolita, or commonwealth, a republic of laws envisaged by early modern republican authors in Poland, Italy, and England.


Conference Readings

Contarini, Gasparo. The Commonwealth and Government of Venice. Edited by Filippo Sabetti and Peter C. Mentzel (and transliterated from old to modern English). Translated by Lewes Lewkenor (from Italian to old English). Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1969.

Goslicki, Wawrzyniec. The Accomplished Senator. Farmington Hills: Gale ECCO, 2010.

Smith, Thomas. De Republica Anglorum. Edited by M. Dewar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.