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Political Discourse in Early Modern Britain : Soviet and East European Studies - Nicholas Phillipson

Political Discourse in Early Modern Britain

Soviet and East European Studies

By: Nicholas Phillipson (Editor), Quentin Skinner (Editor), Lorraine Daston (Editor), Dorothy Ross (Editor), James Tully (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th February 1993
ISBN: 9780521392426
Number Of Pages: 464

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This collection of essays, all by pre-eminent exponents of the history of political thought, explores the political ideologies of early modern Britain. Organised on a broadly chronological basis, the topics addressed by individual scholars reflect in general the themes initiated and inspired by the work of the distinguished intellectual historian, J. G. A. Pocock, for whom the collection is intended as a tribute. Each of the sixteen contributors have thought long and critically about Pocock's seminal contributions to the subject, and in each essay engages with the debates he has provoked. As a fitting conclusion to the volume, Professor Pocock has responded to the essays and provided his personal interpretation of the themes they invoke.

'This volume is then two things at once: a tribute to the immense and continuing achievement of John Pocock; and an attempt to identify alternative agendas within which to locate and to understand the malleability of early modern political thought. It is to be welcomed for both, and even more for the dialectic it has set up between them.' John Morrill, Times Literary Supplement 'This exciting and important collection ... deserves widespread attention ... ' Archives

Preface
George Buchanan and the Anti-Monarchomachs
The ancient constitution revisited
Arminianism: the controversy that never was
Scienta civilis in classical rhetoric and in the early Hobbes Quentin Skinner
Parliamentary sovereignty: a very English absolutism
The civil religion of Thomas Hobbes
The rapture of motion: James Harrington's republicanism
Casuistry to Newcastle: The Prince in the world of the book
Between Lambeth and Leviathan: Samuel Parker on the Church of England and political order Gordon
Priestcraft and the birth of Whiggism
The right to resist: Whig resistance theory in the Revolution of 1688-9
Placing the Two Treatises
Shaftesbury, politeness and the politics of religion
Propriety, property and prudence: David Hume and the defence of the revolution
The rhapsody of public debt: David Hume and the voluntary state bankruptcy
Universal monarchy and the liberties of Europe: David Hume's critique of an English Whig doctrine
A discourse of sovereignty: observations on the work in progress
A bibliography of the writings of J. G. A. Pocock
Index
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ISBN: 9780521392426
ISBN-10: 052139242X
Series: Soviet and East European Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 26th February 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.85