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Jean Bodin

(1529—1596)


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(c.1529–96).

French political philosopher. Bodin advocated absolute sovereignty as the only effective guarantee of peace in the State, a doctrine anticipating Hobbes. His main work was Six livres de la république (1576/7).

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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