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The Cambridge History of Political Thought 1450-1700 : Cambridge History of Political Thought - J. H. Burns

The Cambridge History of Political Thought 1450-1700

Cambridge History of Political Thought

By: J. H. Burns (Editor), Mark Goldie (As told to)

Paperback Published: 16th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521477727
Number Of Pages: 812

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The companion volume to the highly successful Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought, this book presents a comprehensive account of the development of European political thinking through the Renaissance and the Reformation to the "scientific revolution" and political upheavals of the seventeenth century. Recent decades have seen intensive historical investigation and reappraisal in this field. Many established perspectives have changed; and while it would still be generally accepted that something distinctly "modern" took shape in the political thought of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, there have been important changes in our understanding of what is "medieval" and what is "modern" and of the relationship between these concepts. A highly distinguished team of contributors present a unique, authoritative guide to these developments. Full bibliographical and biographical information is provided for those wishing to pursue specific topics in greater detail.

'A standing resource for early modern historians and students of political thought.' John Robertson, English Historical Review 'Few collective scholarly efforts are as successful as this, or are likely to persist as one of the books on early modern political thought that no scholar can afford to ignore.' Mark Hulling, American Historical Review

Renaissance and Counter-Renaissance
Humanism and political theory
Italian political thought, 1450-1530
Transalpine humanism
Scholasticism: survival and revival
Religion, Civil Government, And The Debate On Constitutions
Christian obedience and authority, 1520-1550
Calvinism and resistance theory, 1550-1580
Catholic resistance theory, ultramontanism, and the royalist response, 1580-1620
Sovereignity and the mixed constitution: Bodin and his critics
Absolutism and Revolution in the Seventeenth Century
Absolutism and royalism
England: ancient constitution and common law
Leveller democracy and the puritan revolution David Wootton
English republicanism
The End of Aristotelianism
Tacitism, scepticism, and reason of state Peter Burke
Grotius and Selden
Hobbes and Spinoza
Natural Law and Utility
The reception of Hobbes
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ISBN: 9780521477727
ISBN-10: 0521477727
Series: Cambridge History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 812
Published: 16th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.39  x 4.67
Weight (kg): 1.26

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