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Use and Role of the Concepts of Tyrrany and Tyrannicide During the French Revolution

Raymonde Monnier

Departing from Mario Turchetti's study on the concept of tyranny and tyrannicide, the author sets out to explore its specific use in the political discourse in the eighteenth century. Originally, as in the works of Plato and Montesquieu, tyranny was used in reference to degenerate forms of government. Tyranny and tyrannicide gained additional significance with its inclusion in the virulent discourse during the radicalization of the French Revolution. Based on the myth of Brutus and other classical sources, anti-tyrannical rhetoric in the form revolutionary literature and propaganda spurted political activism. As the figure of the king became the main obstacle to liberty and the foundation of a new republic, tyranny and tyrannicide became key concepts in the revolutionary movements.

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Three Concepts of Tyranny in Western Medieval Political Thought

Cary J. Nederman

Contemporary scholars generally agree the concept of the tyrant and the ideas and language (such as tyrannicide) attendant on it—integral to Western political thought for centuries—fell into disuse beginning in the nineteenth century. This

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Shakespeare and Tyranny: Regimes of Reading in Europe and Beyond

Safi Mahmoud Mahfouz

known as Cinema Novo , which daringly defied censorship, aiming to spur the populace to revolt against state oppression and the interference of foreign powers in the country’s internal political affairs (262). The movie portrays the tyrannicide and

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Massinger's Strange Pirates

Strangeness, Law(s) and Genre in The Double Marriage and The Unnatural Combat

Susanne Gruss

aristocrat, a patriot who leads a conspiracy against Ferrand, the conspirators’ planned tyrannicide amply legitimised by Ferrand's gross misbehaviour. Virolet's wife Juliana, a paragon of wifely duty, is tortured by Ferrand but shames the tyrant with her

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Deliberative Agonism and Agonistic Deliberation in Hannah Arendt

Giuseppe Ballacci

destructive forces produced by the agon : ostracism and tyrannicide – two institutions that eliminate the most dangerous and conflictive individuals, operating like a sort of ‘counter-narcissistic apparatus of power’ ( Kalyvas 2009: 28 ). There is, however