Commonwealth Principles: Republican Writing of the English Revolution

Commonwealth Principles: Republican Writing of the English Revolution

by Jonathan Scott
     
 

A major contribution to our understanding of seventeenth-century England, from one of its foremost historians.See more details below

Overview

A major contribution to our understanding of seventeenth-century England, from one of its foremost historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521843751
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Scott is Carroll Amundson Professor of British History at the University of Pittsburgh. A New Zealander by birth, he taught for many years at the University of Cambridge, before moving to the USA in 2002.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: English republicanism; Part I. Contexts: 1. Classical republicanism; 2. The cause of God; 3. Discourses of a commonwealth; 4. Old worlds and new; Part II. Analysis: 5. The political theory of rebellion; 6. Constitutions; 7. Liberty; 8. Virtue; 9. The politics of time; 10. Empire; Part III. Chronology: 11. Republicans and Levellers, 1603–49; 12. The English republic, 1649–53; 13. Healing and settling, 1653–8; 14. The good old cause, 1658–60; 15. Anatomies of tyranny, 1660–83; 16. Republicans and Whigs, 1680–1725; Appendix: 'a pretty story of horses' (May 1654); Bibliography; Index.

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