Miscellaneous Writings of Francis Lieber... 2 Vols.
Lieber, Francis. [Gilman, Daniel C.]. Miscellaneous Writings of Francis Lieber: Contributions to Political Science. Originally published: Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1881. 2 Volumes. [iv], 534; 552 pp. Reprinted 2003, 2014 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584772507. ISBN-10: 1584772506. Hardcover. New. $100. * VOLUME I: Reminiscences, Addresses and Essays. Introduction by Daniel C. Gilman [1831-1908], the great American educator and founding president of Johns Hopkins University and the Carnegie Institution. VOLUME II: Contributions to Political Science: Including Lectures on the Constitution of the United States and Other Papers. Introduction by Johann Caspar Bluntschli [1808-1881], the noted Swiss scholar of constitutional and international law. Constitutional law, international law, military law and political science are among the primary topics of this collection of writings, essays and speeches, some previously unpublished. One will also find several interesting pieces on educational policy, studies of Washington, Napoleon, Alexander von Humboldt and Barthold Georg Niebuhr and a reminiscence of the Battle of Waterloo. FRANCIS LIEBER [1798-1872] was a prominent political philosopher and who helped lay the foundation for the study of political science in the United States. Renowned for his theory of civil liberty, which combined an appreciation for the English concept of decentralized political institutions with the German idea of an overall national purpose, he bridged the intellectual gap between Europe and America. He is best known for drafting guidelines for the humane conduct of the Union army. One of these, General Orders Number 100 (better known as the "Lieber Code") was adopted by other nations and formed the basis for such international treaties as the Hague Regulations of 1907.A Prussian scholar and political activist, Lieber was imprisoned twice for his liberal activities. He was one of the first university-trained scholars to immigrate to the United States. A scholar of wide interests beyond law and politics, he published studies on economics, statistics, education and penal reform and produced and edited the Encyclopedia Americana, the first work of its kind published in the United States. He was professor of history and political economy at South Carolina College.
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