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Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia

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BARROS, Alberto Ribeiro G. de. The right of resistance in French renaissance. Kriterion [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0100-512X.

In the half of sixteenth century, with the increase of religious conflicts in the French kingdom, the political resistance issue retook an important place in public debate. Some authors defended the right of subjects to resist the orders of the ruler when they were tyrannical, justifying even the tyrannicide; others denied this right and affirmed the unrestricted duty of obedience to political authority. The aim of this paper is to present this quarrel and to emphasize some of its aspects that anticipate the modern debate on the political resistance.

Keywords : power; political resistance; political obedience; sovereignty.

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