Awakening of Western Legal Thought. First Printing in dustjacket

By: HAMBURGER, Max MIALL, Bernard, trans.

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HAMBURGER, Max. The Awakening of Western Legal Thought. Translated by Bernard Miall. London: George Allen & Unwin, (1942). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xxiii,(3),3-167,(1). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "'Greece was the mother of Europe; and it is to Greece that we must look in order tofind the origin of our modern ideas.' This assertion by the philosopher, A .N. Whitehead, is more than ever in accordance with the demands of our age.The amazing rise in mechanical progress that has taken place in recent tim es has been accompanied by a surprising decay of intellect, common sense, and moral feeling all over the world. Aware of the terrible outcome of such a decay, and realizing the need to replace herd-spirit by a consciousness of human culture and morality, the author leads us back to the primal sources of Western ideals of Law and the State. Solme 700 passages takne from a bout 120 works of more than 50 ancient writers (principally Greek) form the basis of the book. A bibliography of approximately 200 works shows the reader where he may obtain further information, not only about the topics extensively dealt with, but also those poiints of view the author has only touched upon. The author's scientific procedure -- which incidentally results incertain new conclusions on special questions -- is only a means to an end which lies beyond the sphere of pure research. It is the general reader rather than the scholar that the author addresses in language as objective as it is convincing. Thus he combines his review of an essential aspect of thehistory of civilization with the formulation of guiding principles which s hall lead to a far nobler conception of Law and State than we have hithertoo witnessed." -from the dustjacket. Contents: Part I: What the Ancients Have to Tell Us in the History of Dogmatics: 1. Science and Philosophy: A. ThePhilosophers, B. Sophistics; 2. The Poets and Historians; 3. The Pre-Socra tic Period and the Achievement of Greek Philosophy. Part II: What the Ancients Hafve to Teach Us: Its ASpplication to the Present Time. Light foxing with some minor dustiness to boards, colouring to the colophon leaf, else very good in nicked, lightly spotted, price-clipped dustjacket. 28.00

Title: Awakening of Western Legal Thought. First Printing in dustjacket

Author Name: HAMBURGER, Max MIALL, Bernard, trans.

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Publisher: George Allen & Unwin, London, 1942,:

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