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A közjó fogalma a kora újkori politikai diskurzusokban
The Concept of Common Good in Early Modern Political Discourse

Author(s): István M. Szijártó
Subject(s): Political history, Politics and communication, Politics and society, 18th Century
Published by: Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Bölcsészettudományi Kutatóközpont Történettudományi Intézet
Keywords: common good; early modern politics; 18th-century Hungarian politics; political language of republicanism;

Summary/Abstract: Papers presented originally at a conference at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 2015, these four studies explore the usages of the term ’common good’ in early modern politics. Since this term was interpreted differently in various ages and different discourses, analyses of these usages of the expression offer a convenient starting point to explore the characteristics of the political discourses. This short introduction to this unit of four articles mentions some of the usages in 18th-century Hungarian politics, especially those by representatives of the enlightened absolutism on the one hand and the estates on the other, the latter using the political language of republicanism.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 499-503
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Hungarian