Commonwealth Principles: Republican Writing of the English Revolution
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BeschreibungExamining works which supported the abolition of monarchy and its replacement with a republic, Jonathan Scott ventures beyond existing studies of individual authors or specific themes to offer the first general account of an influential body of writing. Poets such as John Milton as well as journalists, political leaders, theorists and whig martyrs were among those contributing to the cultural ferment. The result is a major contribution to our understanding of seventeenth-century England, from one of its foremost historians.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; Introduction: English republicanism; Part I. Contexts: 1. Classical republicanism; 2. The cause of God; 3. Discourses of a commonwealth; 4. Old worlds and new; Part II. Analysis: 5. The political theory of rebellion; 6. Constitutions; 7. Liberty; 8. Virtue; 9. The politics of time; 10. Empire; Part III. Chronology: 11. Republicans and Levellers, 1603-1649; 12. The English republic, 1649-1653; 13. Healing and settling, 1653-1658; 14. The good old cause, 1658-1660; 15. Anatomies of tyranny, 1660-1683; 16. Republicans and Whigs, 1680-1725; Appendix: 'a pretty story of horses' (May 1654); Bibliography; Index.
PortraitJonathan Scott is Carroll Amundson Professor of British History at the University of Pittsburgh. A New Zealander by birth, he taught for many years at the University of Cambridge, before moving to the USA in 2002.
Pressestimmen'Commonwealth Principles demonstrates the range, vigour and intrigue of intellectual English Republicanism.' Times Literary Supplement 'Commonwealth Principles presents a coherent and confident overview.' Times Literary Supplement '... deserves to command the attention of a wide readership of early modern historians, and will asuredly stimulate further research into the ideological composition of seventeenth-century republicanism.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Seitenanzahl: 402 Seiten