Harrington: 'The Commonwealth of Oceana' and 'A System of Politics' / Edition 1

Harrington: 'The Commonwealth of Oceana' and 'A System of Politics' / Edition 1

by James Harrington, J. G. Pocock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521423295

ISBN-13: 9780521423298

Pub. Date: 08/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

James Harrington's brief career as a political and historical theorist spans the last years of the Cromwellian Protectorate and the Restoration of 1660. This volume comprises the first and last of Harrington's writings. Harrington was the first theorist to interpret the English Civil Wars as a revolution, the result of a longterm process of social change that led to…  See more details below

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James Harrington's brief career as a political and historical theorist spans the last years of the Cromwellian Protectorate and the Restoration of 1660. This volume comprises the first and last of Harrington's writings. Harrington was the first theorist to interpret the English Civil Wars as a revolution, the result of a longterm process of social change that led to the decay of the old political order. Professor Pocock's lucid introduction emphasizes Harrington's place as a pivotal figure in the history of English political thought. This edition also contains a chronology of principal events in Harrington's life and a guide to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521423298
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
1,244,750
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Chronology; Bibliography; The Commonwealth of Oceana; A System of Politics; Index.

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