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Marriage in Seventeenth-Century English Political Thought - Belinda Roberts Peters

Marriage in Seventeenth-Century English Political Thought

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This study traces the decline of marriage as a metaphor for political authority, subjection, and tyranny in seventeenth-century political thought. An image that bound consent and contract with divine right absolutism, and irrevocably connected royal prerogatives with subjects' liberties, its disappearance in the middle decades of the century coincided with the full emergence of patriarchalist and social contract theories. If both these accepted the importance of "fathers of families," neither would suggest that political government could be comparable to "marriage."

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Marriage Contract as Political Contract
"Union is a marriage"p. 11
"A mutuall covenant betwixt King and people"p. 33
"From Adam's having bin alone"p. 55
Subjection in Oeconomy and Polity
"Life, Liberty, and Dower"p. 77
"All natural power is in those which obey"p. 98
"Life, Liberty, and Estate"p. 123
Tyranny, Chastity and Liberty
"As David's dealing with Uriah"p. 141
"Taking you a wife for his own lusts"p. 163
"His Wife, said he, his Wife! O fatall sound!"p. 184
Conclusionsp. 200
Notesp. 204
Bibliographyp. 222
Indexp. 232
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ISBN: 9781403920362
ISBN-10: 1403920362
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 243
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1