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Bacon : The History of the Reign of King Henry VII and Selected Works - Francis Bacon


The History of the Reign of King Henry VII and Selected Works

Hardcover Published: 21st July 2014
ISBN: 9780521583763
Number Of Pages: 338

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This is a major new student edition of the text described as 'the first modern classic of English history'. Bacon's penetration into human motives, his life-long experience of politics and government, and his remarkable literary skills, render this History of the Reign of King Henry VII a major work of English literature and an important document in the history of political thought. The introduction places Bacon's History in the context of Renaissance historiography, revealing its debt to Tacitus, and shows Bacon's originality in re-ordering traditional material to make a coherent psychological analysis of the King's actions. In addition to the usual series features and supporting contextual material (including relevant Essays by Bacon), generous editorial footnotes explain the historical and political issues of the reign of Henry VII, and a substantial glossary clarifies Bacon's rich but sometimes unfamiliar vocabulary.

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"Vickers's edition--crisply introduced, fully annotated, meticulously glossed, and appending Bacon's fragmentary histories of other Tudor monarchs, together with five of the Essays--now becomes the standard one." The New Criterion "This new edition of Bacon's The History of the Reign of King Henry VII offers the student of history a good introduction to Jacobean English and Tudor history, economics, and politics." Seventeenth-Century News

EditorÆs Note
Principal events in BaconÆs Life
Select bibliography
The History of the Reign of King Henry VII
BaconÆs fragmentary histories
Selections from the Essays (1625) including of simulation and dissimulation
Of seditions and troubles
Of empire
Of counsel
Of the true greatness of kingdoms and estates
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ISBN: 9780521583763
ISBN-10: 0521583764
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 21st July 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.48  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.54