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Title Censorship moments : reading texts in the history of censorship and freedom of expression / edited by Geoff Kemp.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 208 pages) : illustrations.
Series Textual moments in the history of political thought
Textual moments in the history of political thought.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-202) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary "Censorship in varying forms has been part of human experience for 2,500 years and has proved to be a recurring presence for political thought, whether as active repression, a shaping context for expression, or as itself a subject for analysis and argument. From the death of Socrates to the present, attempts to silence thinkers and writers have provoked passionate and often penetrating responses that speak of their historical moment. Censorship Moments provides short, accessible and stimulating essays on a variety of these responses. Each chapter pairs a textual 'moment' of writing on censorship by a past writer with analysis by an expert current scholar. The book's main focus is the public political dimension of censorship and freedom of expression, in its relation to political authority and political thought, while also reflecting on the porous boundary to literature and other areas such as law and the media. Authors of the essays include Gregory Claeys, Stephen Ingle and Melissa Lane."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Contents Cato the censor and Socrates the tyrant / Arlene W. Saxonhouse -- The case of Cremutius Cordus: Tacitus on censorship and writing under despotic rulers / Daniel J. Kapust -- The peace of Babylon (and what it censors): St Augustine of Hippo's City of Gold / Miles Hollingworth -- The regulation of language in medieval theology: the Summa Theologica of St Thomas Aquinas / Debora Shuger -- William of Ockham on ecclesiastical censorship / Takashi Shogimen -- 'Whether to confiscate, burn and destroy all Jewish books': Johannes Reuchlin and the Jewish book controversy / David H. Price -- To kill a heretic: Sebastian Castellio against John Calvin / Bruce Gordon -- Paolo Sarpi, the papal index and censorship / Federico Barbierato -- Areopagitica's adversary: Henry Parker and the Humble Remonstrance / Geoff Kemp -- Text and image: William Marshall's frontispiece to the Eikon Basilike (1649) / Helen Pierce -- Rara temporum felicitas: Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise / Edwin Curley -- Roman censorship, Spartan parallels and modern uses in Rousseau's Social Contract / Melissa Lane -- Censorship from rulers, censorship from book piracy: the strategies of Immanuel Kant / John Christian Laursen -- The 'censorship of public opinion': James Madison, the Sedition Act crisis and democratic press liberty / Robert W.T. Martin -- The 'spirit of independence' in Benjamin Constant's thoughts on a free press / Bryan Garsten -- The Royal Shambles (1816): hiding republicanism in plain sight / Jason McElligott -- Mill and censoriousness / Gregory Claeys -- 'Every idea is an incitement': Holmes and Lenin / Sue Curry Jansen -- Orwell: liberty, literature and the issue of censorship / Stephen Ingle -- Sphinx with a secret: Leo Strauss's 'Persecution and the art of writing' / Thomas Meyer -- The silencing of women's voices: Catharine MacKinnon's Only Words / Katherine Smits.
Local Note Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Open Access
Language English.
Subject Censorship.
Censorship -- History.
Freedom of expression.
Freedom of expression -- History.
Censorship. (OCoLC)fst00850568
Freedom of expression. (OCoLC)fst01200263
Freedom of the Press & Censorship.
Journalism & Communications.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Kemp, Geoff, 1961- editor.
Other Form: Print version: 9781472517241
ISBN 1472517245 (e-book)
9781472517241 (e-book)
9781472505439 (electronic book)
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