The Birth of Nomos -

The Birth of Nomos



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Delves into the history of the ancient Greek work nomos to reveal the richness hidden in this key term for law and law-making. Collects a large number of ancient primary sources, bringing them together for the first time in the field of legal studies. Draws together critical insights on the legal idea of nomos from philological, linguistic, historical, archaeological and ancient and modern philosophical sources . Analyses the philosophies of Giorgio Agamben, Martin Heidegger, Carl Schmitt, Michel Foucault, Kostas Axelos, Jean-Luc Nancy and Gilles Deleuze as they relate to nomos.

Product code: 9781474442008

ISBN 9781474442008
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW138
Series Encounters in Law & Philosophy
No. Of Pages 128
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
This is a highly original, interdisciplinary study of the archaic Greek word nomos and its family of words. Includes extracts from ancient sources, in both the original and English translation, to give us a new and complete understanding of nomos and its foundational place in the Western legal tradition.