Explaining the English Revolution: Hobbes and His Contemporaries

Explaining the English Revolution: Hobbes and His Contemporaries

by Mark Stephen Jendrysik
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739103628

ISBN-13: 9780739103623

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

As we search for greater understanding of the origins of liberalism, religious toleration, and modern democratic thought, Mark Jendrysik's timely work examines the political and religious ideals that buttressed the first 'modern' revolution. Explaining the English Revolution studies the years 1649 to 1653, from regicide to the establishment of the Cromwellian

Overview

As we search for greater understanding of the origins of liberalism, religious toleration, and modern democratic thought, Mark Jendrysik's timely work examines the political and religious ideals that buttressed the first 'modern' revolution. Explaining the English Revolution studies the years 1649 to 1653, from regicide to the establishment of the Cromwellian Commonwealth, during which time English writers "took stock" of a disordered England stripped of the traditional ideas of political, moral, and social order and considered the possibilities for a politically and religiously reordered state. Jendrysik provides—through a rich comparative analysis of the work of Thomas Hobbes and his contemporaries Filmer, Winstanley, Cromwell, and Milton—a new understanding of the Civil War-era intelligentsia's assessment of the crisis in the body politic and their varied prescriptions and plans for a new post-revolutionary England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739103623
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Disordering of Order Chapter 2 Gerrard Winstanley: The Oppression of Covetousness Chapter 3 John Milton: Tyranny and Revolution Chapter 4 Oliver Cromwell: Factions, Forcers of Conscience and Civil War Chapter 5 Robert Filmer: The Anarchy of Natural Liberty Chapter 6 Thomas Hobbes: Divided Sovereignty and Civil War Chapter 7 Conclusion: The Ordering of Disorder

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