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Althusius, Johannes
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(1557[?], Diedenshausen– Aug 12, 1638, Emden). Althusius studied law at Cologne, Basel, and Geneva, receiving his doctorate from the University of Alneva on Aug 1, 1586. In 1586, his first major work, Iuris romani libri II, was published in Basel, whereupon he was appointed to teach law at the Reformed University at Herborn in Nassau. From 1589 to 1594, Althusius served as a legal advisor in the chancellery of Dillenburg. In 1603, after returning to Herborn, he published his major work on political theory, Politica methodice digesta; its later editions (1610, 1614)…

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Schneider, Bernd C., “Althusius, Johannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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