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Commonwealth Principles : Republican Writing of the English Revolution - Jonathan Scott

Commonwealth Principles

Republican Writing of the English Revolution

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9780521843751
Number Of Pages: 416

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Examining 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.

England's Troubles (Scott's previous book) was described by the TLS as 'brimming with originality and stuffed with insights that make it the most stimulating book on seventeenth-century history to have appeared in years, if not in decades'. '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

Introduction: English republicanism
Classical republicanism
The cause of God
Discourses of a commonwealth
Old worlds and new
The political theory of rebellion
The politics of time
Republicans and Levellers, 1603-1649
The English republic, 1649-1653
Healing and settling, 1653-1658
The good old cause, 1658-1660
Anatomies of tyranny, 1660-1683
Republicans and Whigs, 1680-1725
Appendix: 'a pretty story of horses' (May 1654)
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ISBN: 9780521843751
ISBN-10: 0521843758
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.78