Comparative Politics; Six Lectures Read Before The Royal Institution In January And February, 1873…

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byEdward Augustus Freeman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...bears rule over India. But, granting that such rule exists, it is not to be expected that the inhabitants of Cyprus or of India should have a voice in the affairs of Venice or of England. The full nature of the perioikic relation does not come out except in a state of things where the name can be applied geographically as well as politically, in those cases where the subjects really dwell round about or near the home of their rulers. The dominions of Venice on the mainland of Italy present an approach to the old perioikic relation. Still the island city always remained isolated from the Continent; Venice never became part of continental Venetia in the same sense in which Florence was part of Tuscany or Bern part of the Lesser Burgundy. It is in medieval Italy, in Switzerland down to 1798, and, to some extent, also among the free cities of Germany, that we see the perioikic relation, just as it stood between Sparta and the other Laconian towns. As Sparta ruled over Amyklai and Epidauros LimeYa, so Florence ruled over Pisa and Bern ruled over Lausanne. Nay more, a very few years back, down to the last changes in Germany, the cities of Liibeck and Hamburg held the small district of Vierlande in Condominium (36). They held it in partnership as a joint possession, the government of which might be exercised conjointly or alternately as the ruling powers may think fit. In the like sort, in the old state of things in Switzerland, various districts were held, not only by this or that Canton singly, but by two or more Cantons, or by all the Cantons of the Confederation, in the same joint ownership. And mark again that, in all these cases, the internal constitution of the ruling State made no difference. As Athens had her subjects--though not...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...bears rule over India. But, granting that such rule exists, it is not to be expected that the inhabitants of Cy...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217193218

ISBN - 13:9780217193214

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