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Belshazzar's feast: regicide, republicanism and the metaphor of balance.

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Publication date2001
Host publicationThe Regicides and the Execution of Charles I
EditorsJ. Peacey
Place of publicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)0-333-80259-4
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Bibliographic note

This was one of a specially commissioned set of chapters to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the execution of Charles I. It explores the philosophy of regicide and republicanism by redressing the balance of studies away from the Polybian, tripartite 'checks and balances' approach to political philosophy and onto the more Scriptually-inspired balance of scales, in which authority, power and representativeness are 'weighed in the balances'. RAE_import_type : Chapter in book RAE_uoa_type : History