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Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History : John Locke, Toleration and Early Enlightenment Culture - John Marshall

Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History

John Locke, Toleration and Early Enlightenment Culture

By: John Marshall, Anthony Fletcher (Editor), John Guy (Editor), John Morrill (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th March 2006
ISBN: 9780521651141
Number Of Pages: 776

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This book is a major new intellectual and cultural history of intolerance and toleration in early modern and early Enlightenment Europe. John Marshall offers an extensive study of late seventeenth-century practices of religious intolerance and toleration in England, Ireland, France, Piedmont and the Netherlands and of the arguments which John Locke and his associates made in defence of 'universal religious toleration'. He analyses early modern and early Enlightenment discussions of toleration; debates over toleration for Jews and Muslims as well as for Christians; the limits of toleration for the intolerant, atheists, 'libertines' and 'sodomites'; and the complex relationships between intolerance and resistance theories including Locke's own Treatises. This study is a significant contribution to the history of the 'republic of letters' of the 1680s and the development of early Enlightenment culture and will be essential reading for scholars of early modern European history, religion, political science, and philosophy.

"...this book is a tour de force. It synthesizes a wide range of the latest scholarship, and Marshall displays a penetrating and incisive understanding of English, Dutch, French, and Italian sources...Marshall is to be congratulated on an important study that identifies and anatomizes the intellectual history of one of the most significant moments in early modern European history." -William Gibson, Oxford Brookes University, H-Albion "A powerful piece of scholarship-brilliantly conceived, breath-taking in scope, and rich in historical insight-it will be of interest to a wide variety of scholars across a range disciplines (history, religion, political science, philosophy, history of science, literature, and queer studies), and to both Europeanists and Americanists alike...Marshall's book is surely destined to become a classic." -Tim Harris, Brown University, Catholic Historical Review "This is a vast intellectual undertaking, in some measures, comparable to Quentin Skinner's Foundations (Cambridge, 1978), which aspires to outline the historical relationship between the theory and practice of religious intolerance and intolerance in Europe in the period after the reformation and before the Enlightenment. Like Skinner's great work, it is committed to a contextual method to explain and understand the thinking of the times." -Justin Champion, Royal Holloway, University of London, Journal of British Studies "Marshall's book is an important contribution to a hot topic...stimulating and rewarding" -Gustavo Costa, Renaissance Quarterly

Catholic and Protestant Intolerance in the Later Seventeenth Century
Catholic intolerance, its representations in England c.1678-86, and Locke's Second Treatise
Catholic intolerance and the significance of its representations in England, Ireland, and the Netherlands c.1687-92
Protestant religious intolerance in England c.1660-c.1700
Religious toleration and Intolerance in the Netherlands and in the Huguenot Community in Exile
Justifications of intolerance and the emergence of arguments for toleration
Justifications of Intolerance to c. 1660
Patristic and medieval sources of early modern intolerance: anathematising Heretics and Schismatics as seditious, pestilential poisoners, 'libertines' and 'sodomites'
Heresy and Schism, Sedition and Treason, and 'contrarities' and 'inversions' in the 'Last Days'
Catholic and 'Magisterial Reformation' attacks on Anabaptism, AntiTrinitarianism, and Atheism
Anathematising heretics in sixteenth and early seventeenth century French religious polemic
Antiheretical and antischismatic literature in England from the late sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century
The emergence of tolerationist arguments and their condemnation
Early tolerationist arguments and their condemnation
Arguments for and against religious toleration in the Netherlands c.1579-c.1680
Toleration and intolerance, Jews and Muslims
Catholic and Protestant defences of intolerance in the later seventeenth century
Catholic justifications of intolerance in the 1680s and 1690s
Huguenot justifications of intolerance and debates over resistance in the 1680s and 1690s
Justifying intolerance in England c.1660-c.1700
The 'Early Enlightenment' Defence of Toleration and the 'Republic of Letters' in the 1680s and 1690s
Tolerationist associations in the 1680s and 1690s and virtuous service in the cause of toleration in the 'early enlightenment republic of letters'
Political and economic arguments for religious toleration in the 1680s and 1690s
Toleration, 'heretics' and 'schismatics'
Toleration and Jews, Muslims, and 'Pagans'
The historical argument for toleration and 'early enlightenment' advocacy of 'humanity' and 'civility'
Epistemological, philological, theological, and ethical arguments for religious toleration
Toleration and the intolerant, Catholics, 'Atheists', 'Libertines' and 'Sodomites'
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ISBN: 9780521651141
ISBN-10: 052165114X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 776
Published: 30th March 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.1  x 5.9
Weight (kg): 1.34

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