Henry Parker and the English Civil War: The Political Thought of the Public's 'Privado'

Henry Parker and the English Civil War: The Political Thought of the Public's 'Privado'

by Michael Mendle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521482275

ISBN-13: 9780521482271

Pub. Date: 08/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first full study in 50 years of the author of the most celebrated political tract of the early years of the English Civil War, Observations upon Some of His Majesties Late Answers and Expresses. Professor Mendle situates each of Parker's significant tracts in its polemical, intellectual, and political context. He also views Parker's literary work in the

Overview

This is the first full study in 50 years of the author of the most celebrated political tract of the early years of the English Civil War, Observations upon Some of His Majesties Late Answers and Expresses. Professor Mendle situates each of Parker's significant tracts in its polemical, intellectual, and political context. He also views Parker's literary work in the light of his career as privado, or intimate advisor, to leading figures of the parliamentary leadership. Parker emerges as a fierce opponent of clerical prevention, a strikingly brutal critic of the common law mind, and a leading proponent of parliamentary absolutism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521482271
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The public's privado; 2. The ship money case and The Case of Shipmony; 3. Religio laici; 4. Observations and the political theory of the emergency; 5. The Observator observed; 6. 'Vaine Confidence in the Law': the Observator responds; 7. Diverse urgent emergent considerations; 8. Disputable and visible politics; Conclusion: contrary points of war; Appendix: the writings of Henry Parker.

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