Category Archives: Andreas Knichen

Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine is now done. This is the last chapter of the book, which means I’ve now worked through all the chapters in the revision I’ve done while in Seattle. I leave tomorrow. I’ve posted quite a bit about this … Continue reading

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Territory book progress

I’ve been making slow but steady progress on chapter nine of my territory book. A lot of this has been checking minor details in libraries, including original language sources such as the Latin for a few quotes from Newton’s Principia … Continue reading

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Erlangen lecture – video available

The video (and also, separately, the audio) of the lecture in Erlangen can be found in various formats here. (If you want to read the quotes, then I’d suggest the 640×360 one (Stream or Download) As well as a general … Continue reading

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Erlangen – academic

Some academic thoughts on the trip to Erlangen. The lecture seemed to go well. A good size audience in a nice modern lecture room in the castle – now part of the University. Though I knew it was being recorded … Continue reading

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Erlangen Cultural Geography lecture

I’m finishing writing the lecture I’ll give in Erlangen tomorrow evening. I think I’ve managed to find a balance between a lecture that will work and one that will be sufficiently different for me to find it interesting. One of the … Continue reading

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Initial thoughts on Andreas Knichen

I’ve been slowly struggling my way through Andreas Knichen’s 1600 book, De sublimi et regio territorii iure synoptica tractatio. Knichen was a German jurist and political advisor. Some thoughts:- – Knichen explicitly links the notion of Landeshoheit with superioritas territorialis. … Continue reading

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Althusius, territory, and his sources

Althusius refers to a few sources in his definition of the territory of the kingdom as the bounded place within which the law of the kingdom is exercised. I know that put like that alone it sounds pretty mundane: but … Continue reading

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Johannes Althusius, Politica

I’ve been reading Johannes Althusius, Politica – a text originally published in 1603. I’ve become more and more convinced that there are some really important works between Bodin and Botero and the more familiar 17th century thinkers of Grotius, Hobbes, … Continue reading

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