Marriage in Seventeenth-Century England Political Thought

Marriage in Seventeenth-Century England Political Thought

by Belinda Roberts Peters
     
 

This study traces the decline of marriage as a metaphor for political authority, subjection, and tyranny in seventeenth-century political thought. An image that bound consent and contract with divine right absolutism, and irrevocably connected royal prerogatives with subjects' liberties, its disappearance in the middle decades of the century coincided with the full

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This study traces the decline of marriage as a metaphor for political authority, subjection, and tyranny in seventeenth-century political thought. An image that bound consent and contract with divine right absolutism, and irrevocably connected royal prerogatives with subjects' liberties, its disappearance in the middle decades of the century coincided with the full emergence of patriarchalist and social contract theories. If both these accepted the importance of "fathers of families," neither would suggest that political government could be comparable to "marriage."

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ISBN-13:
9781403920362
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.80(d)

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