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Early Modern Liberalism

Early Modern Liberalism

by Annabel Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521026318

ISBN-13: 9780521026314

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

While the term 'liberalism' was not applied to political thought or political parties in England until the late eighteenth century, the author argues that its central ideas were formulated by seventeenth-century English writers in defiance of their society's norms, and then transmitted to the American colonies. In this study Annabel Patterson is particularly concerned

Overview

While the term 'liberalism' was not applied to political thought or political parties in England until the late eighteenth century, the author argues that its central ideas were formulated by seventeenth-century English writers in defiance of their society's norms, and then transmitted to the American colonies. In this study Annabel Patterson is particularly concerned with the means and agents of transmission, and with those who sought to ensure that the liberal canon would be preserved, dispersed and republished.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521026314
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #48
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Deeds of peace: Thomas Hollis's republic of letters; 2. 'Prejudice … sways a world of people': Milton's sonnets; 3. Unjust tribunals I: 'Read this trial'; 4. Unjust tribunals II: Algernon Sidney; 5. Anecdotes; 6. Secret history; 7. Reading Locke; 8. John Adams: reader extraordinary; Index.

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