Conceiving the Republic of Mankind: The Political Thought of Anacharsis Cloots

@article{Bevilacqua2012ConceivingTR,
  title={Conceiving the Republic of Mankind: The Political Thought of Anacharsis Cloots},
  author={Alexander Bevilacqua},
  journal={History of European Ideas},
  year={2012},
  volume={38},
  pages={550 - 569}
}
Summary During the French Revolution, Jean-Baptiste “Anacharsis” Cloots (1755–1794) developed a theory of the world state as the means to guarantee perpetual peace for mankind. Though his ideas have largely been misunderstood, Cloots's political writings were in fact an extensive plea for a more cosmopolitan understanding of the French Revolution. His system adapted institutions and concepts of the French revolutionary republic for a world state, the republic of mankind. This essay recovers his… 
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