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The Varieties of British Political Thought, 1500-1800 - J. G. A. Pocock

The Varieties of British Political Thought, 1500-1800

Paperback Published: 23rd September 1996
ISBN: 9780521574983
Number Of Pages: 384

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There is at present no overall history of English and British political thought and literature in the early modern period, although new approaches to the writing of its history have taken shape in the past forty to fifty years; and during that time British political history has itself been subjected to intensive revision. This volume, written by directors of seminars at the Folger Institute Center for the History of British Political Thought in Washington DC, attempts to review the period from the English Reformation to the French Revolution, to suggest new ways of studying the articulation of political consciousness and the conduct of political argument, and to point out the extraordinary intellectual and linguistic richness of the ongoing English and British political debate.

"The volume stands as an enormously rich and complex chronicle of various strands of political language...The quality of the work is uniformly high..." A. Woodiwiss, Choice

Editorial introduction
Church, Court and Counsel
The Henrician age
Elizabethan political thought
Kingship, counsel and law in early
Dissolution, Restoration and Revolution
The Puritan Revolution: a historiographical essay
Interregnum and Restoration
The later Stuart age
Commerce, Empire and History
Politics and politeness in the reigns of Anne and the early
Political thought in the English-speaking Atlantic: (i) The Imperial Crisis
(ii) Empire, revolution and an end of early modernity
Epilogue
Why should history matter? Political theory and the history of discourse
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ISBN: 9780521574983
ISBN-10: 0521574986
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 23rd September 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.56