Astell: Political Writings / Edition 1

Astell: Political Writings / Edition 1

by Mary Astell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521428459

ISBN-13: 9780521428453

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The writings of the High Church Tory pamphleteer Mary Astell (1666-1731) are a remarkable contribution to the constitutional debates that ushered in the modern democratic state. An interlocutor with Swift and Defoe, Astell was perhaps the first systematic critic of Locke's writings. Astell's political pamphlets Reflections upon Marriage, A Fair Way with the

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The writings of the High Church Tory pamphleteer Mary Astell (1666-1731) are a remarkable contribution to the constitutional debates that ushered in the modern democratic state. An interlocutor with Swift and Defoe, Astell was perhaps the first systematic critic of Locke's writings. Astell's political pamphlets Reflections upon Marriage, A Fair Way with the Dissenters, and An Impartial Enquiry into the Origins of Rebellion have never been reprinted in their entirety. This new edition makes accessible the major works of an important political theorist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521428453
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
905,527
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chronology; Bibliographical essay; 1. Reflections upon Marriage; 2. A Fair Way with Dissenters and their Patrons; 3. An Impartial Enquiry into the Causes of Rebellion; notes; Index.

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