Chalmers, DRC and Ryuichi, I, On the International Legal Aspects of Human Dignity, Perspectives on Human Dignity: A Conversation, Springer, Jeff Malpas and Norelle Lickiss (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 157-168. ISBN 978-1-4020-6280-3 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]
Human dignity is a value of great antiquity. Dignity for the classical Roman conveyed the sense of the rank of some citizens of Roman society. Later, in the period of the Renaissance, religious writings expanded the idea of human dignity to a quality enjoyed by all, not simply an elite. The Renaissance fortified the conception of the individualís capacity, through God, to transform themselves.
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