The Hebrew Republic: Jewish Sources and the Transformation of European Political Thought
Eric Nelson.The Hebrew Republic: Jewish Sources and the Transformation of European Political Thought (Harvard/Belknap, 2010).
"Eric Nelson’s deep knowledge of the Hebrew, as well as the Greek and Latin, sources of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century political thought is brilliantly deployed in this book. Nelson provides a provocative and persuasive account of the remarkable effects of taking biblical and rabbinic texts seriously."”— Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study
Book Review "Modern Times" by Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, reviewing The Hebrew Republic: Jewish Sources and the Transformation of European Political Thought, by Eric Nelson.
Political Hebraism: Judaic Sources in Early Modern Political Thought, edited by
Gordon Schochet, Fania Oz-Salzberger, and Meirav Jones. Shalem Press (October 25, 2008).
Daniel Philpott, Revolutions in Sovereignty: How Ideas Shaped Modern Institutions (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001).
Fania Oz-Salzberger, “The Jewish Roots of Western Freedom,” Azure (Summer 2002), pp. 88-132.
Yoram Hazony, “Judaism and the Modern State,” Azure 21 (Summer 2005), pp. 33-51.