Human Rights in the Nineteenth Century

@inproceedings{Davidson2012HumanRI,
  title={Human Rights in the Nineteenth Century},
  author={A. Davidson},
  year={2012}
}
This chapter tells the story of the small groups who kept alive the idea of universal human rights while the nation-state triumphed. These bearers of the flickering torch with their roots in Robespierre gradually became a small but well-organised, international revolutionary Left. Hunted and harried from pillar to post, they bore the idea to all parts of the globe from Europe, where it had been all but obliterated. I give here a new sense to internal Left disputes: they involved the extent and… Expand

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