The “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen” (1789) is a document of the western history which very soon transcended the specific original historical context to take on a universal resonance. Going across ages and places, the Declaration has become surrounded by a mythological aura, turning into one of juridical and symbolic archetypes of the Secular Modernity. By using a parabiblical language, the authors challenged the living world of the Christian Tradition, laying the foundations for the universalistic and anthropological claim that the Nouveau Régime of the French Revolution propagandized. In this essay the genesis and the inheritance of the famous Declaration are retraced, through a comparison with the previous American model and with the subsequent French Declarations of 1793 and 1795.

Pagano, E., 1789, Droits de l’Homme (senza Dio), in Barzanò, A., Bearzot, C. (ed.), Diritti umani e valori universali, Educatt Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, MILANO -- ITA 2020: 29- 47 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/151121]

1789, Droits de l’Homme (senza Dio)

Pagano, Emanuele
2020

Abstract

The “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen” (1789) is a document of the western history which very soon transcended the specific original historical context to take on a universal resonance. Going across ages and places, the Declaration has become surrounded by a mythological aura, turning into one of juridical and symbolic archetypes of the Secular Modernity. By using a parabiblical language, the authors challenged the living world of the Christian Tradition, laying the foundations for the universalistic and anthropological claim that the Nouveau Régime of the French Revolution propagandized. In this essay the genesis and the inheritance of the famous Declaration are retraced, through a comparison with the previous American model and with the subsequent French Declarations of 1793 and 1795.
Italiano
Diritti umani e valori universali
978-88-9335-569-8
Educatt Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Pagano, E., 1789, Droits de l’Homme (senza Dio), in Barzanò, A., Bearzot, C. (ed.), Diritti umani e valori universali, Educatt Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, MILANO -- ITA 2020: 29- 47 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/151121]
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