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Philosophy and Government 1572-1651 : Ideas in Context - Richard Tuck

Philosophy and Government 1572-1651

Ideas in Context

By: Richard Tuck, Quentin Skinner (Editor), Lorraine Daston (Editor), Dorothy Ross (Editor), James Tully (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th May 1993
ISBN: 9780521438858
Number Of Pages: 408

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This major new contribution to our understanding of European political theory will challenge the perspectives in which political thought is understood. Framed as a general account of the period between 1572 and 1651 it charts the formation of a distinctively modern political vocabulary, based on arguments of political necessity and raison d'etat in the work of the major theorists. While Dr. Tuck pays detailed attention to Montaigne, Grotius, Hobbes and the theorists of the English Revolution, he also reconsiders the origins of their conceptual vocabulary in humanist thought--particularly skepticism and stoicism--and its development and appropriation during the revolutions in Holland and France. This book will be welcomed by all historians of political thought and those interested in the development of the idea of the state.

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'This is at once a most elegant survey and a highly original work. ... this book will be recognised as the most fertile history of political thought in the early modern period.' Ian Harris, Journal of Political Studies

Prefacep. xi
The Renaissance backgroundp. 1
Scepticism, Stoicism and raison d'etatp. 31
The spread of the new humanismp. 65
The alternativesp. 120
Hugo Grotiusp. 154
The English Revolutionp. 202
Thomas Hobbesp. 279
Conclusionp. 346
Bibliographyp. 349
Indexp. 371
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ISBN: 9780521438858
ISBN-10: 0521438853
Series: Ideas in Context
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 17th May 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.59