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Metamorphoses of the City

On the Western Dynamic

Pierre Manent

Translated by Marc LePain

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$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674072947

Publication Date: 09/23/2013


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction: The Dynamic of the West
  • I. The Original Experience of the City
    • 1. What Science for the City?
    • 2. The Poetic Birth of the City
    • 3. The Civic Operation
  • II. The Enigma of Rome
    • 4. Rome and the Greeks
    • 5. Rome as Seen by the Moderns
    • 6. Cicero’s Inquiry
  • III. Empire, Church, Nation
    • 7. The Critique of Paganism
    • 8. The Two Cities
    • 9. The Stakes of Mediation
  • Notes
  • Index

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