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Daniel Defoe : The Whole Frame of Nature, Time and Providence - K. Clark

Daniel Defoe

The Whole Frame of Nature, Time and Providence

By: K. Clark

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Published: 1st July 2005
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A comprehensive interpretation of one of Great Britain's most wide-ranging and prolific authors, this book examines Daniel Defoe's capacity to perceive fundamental historical change and long-term social process in light of his observations on liberty, property, trade, warfare, religion, and manners. It establishes Defoe as the crucial figure between the age of John Locke and the age of Smith and Hume in the evolution of eighteenth-century theories about commerce and conquest, religious toleration, and civil society.

'This is an important addition to the historically sophisticated literature on Daniel Defoe.' - History of Political Thought

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Establishing A Voice: Defoe's First Steps from Failed Tradesman to Successful Author
'The Mushroom and the Oak': Dissent and the Church of England, 1697-1705
Jure Divino: Defoe, Locke and Milton, and Political Theory
Defoe and the Union of 1707: Constructing a British Identity
Correspondence, Credit and Commerce: Defoe and the Stability of Meaning, 1709-13
Robinson Crusoe: Orthodox Penitent
The Perils of Consumption and the Decline of Family Government
Defoe's Historical Vision: Commerce and Gentility in the 1720s
The Devil and Daniel Defoe: History in a Heterodox Age
Conclusion
Select Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780333971369
ISBN-10: 0333971361
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 269
Published: 1st July 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1