Manent, Pierre.

Metamorphoses of the city : on the Western dynamic / Pierre Manent ; translated by Marc Lepain - Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013. - vi, 376 p.

Translated from the French under the title: Metamorphoses de la Cite by Flammarion. 2010.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : the dynamic of the west -- The original experience of the city -- What science for the city? -- The poetic birth of the city -- The civic operation -- The enigma of Rome -- Rome and the Greeks -- Rome as seen by the moderns -- Cicero's inquiry -- Empire, church, nation -- The critique of paganism -- The two cities -- The stakes of mediation -- Notes -- Index.

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Cities and towns -- History.
Cities and towns -- Political aspects -- History.
Municipal government -- History.
Civilization, Western.

HT113 / .M36 2013

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