Bacon: The History of the Reign of King Henry VII and Selected Works

Bacon: The History of the Reign of King Henry VII and Selected Works

by Francis Bacon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521583764

ISBN-13: 9780521583763

Pub. Date: 02/19/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a major new student edition of the text described as 'the first modern classic of English history'. Francis Bacon's penetration into human motives, his life-long experience of politics and government, and his remarkable literary skills, render this History of the Reign of King Henry VII a major work of English literature and an important document in the

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This is a major new student edition of the text described as 'the first modern classic of English history'. Francis Bacon's penetration into human motives, his life-long experience of politics and government, and his remarkable literary skills, render this History of the Reign of King Henry VII a major work of English literature and an important document in the history of political thought. The edition also includes other relevant writings by Bacon, generous editorial footnotes explaining the historical and political issues of the period, and a substantial glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521583763
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/19/1998
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Note; Introduction; Principal events in Bacon's Life; Select bibliography; The History of the Reign of King Henry VII; Bacon's fragmentary histories; Selections from the Essays (1625) including of simulation and dissimulation; Of seditions and troubles; Of empire; Of counsel; Of the true greatness of kingdoms and estates; Glossary; Index.

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