A Trumpet of Sedition: Political Theory and the Rise of Capitalism, 1509-1688

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A Trumpet of Sedition surveys canonical texts by thinkers such as Thomas More, Richard Hooker, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, as well as the ideas of radicals like the Levellers and Gerrard Winstanley and less well known but important figures. The authors explain these texts in clear and lively prose, while situating them in their social and political context in new and original ways and contrasting the English case to others in Europe. By examining political ideas not merely as free-floating abstractions but as ...
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A Trumpet of Sedition surveys canonical texts by thinkers such as Thomas More, Richard Hooker, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, as well as the ideas of radicals like the Levellers and Gerrard Winstanley and less well known but important figures. The authors explain these texts in clear and lively prose, while situating them in their social and political context in new and original ways and contrasting the English case to others in Europe. By examining political ideas not merely as free-floating abstractions but as living encounters with historical experience - the formation of the English state and the rise of agrarian capitalism - A Trumpet of Sedition illuminates the roots of contemporary Western political thought.
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Surveys texts by thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes and John Locke as well as ideas of radicals such as the Levellers and Gerrard Winstanley and less well known figures. Explains these texts and situates them in their social and political context, and contrasts the English case to other countries in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, examining political ideas not merely as free-floating abstractions but as living encounters with historical experience. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780814793176
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Pages: 160

Meet the Author

Ellen Meiksins Wood is co-editor of Monthly Review; author of many books, including The Pristine Culture of Capitalism (1991) and Democracy Against Capitalism (1995); and co-editor of In Defense of History (1995).

Neal Wood is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at York University. His books include The Foundations of Political Economy, Cicero's Social and Political Thought, and John Locke and Agrarian Capitalism.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction: What is Political Theory? 1
1 Two Centuries of Revolution 5
2 'Sheep Devouring Men': Thomas More, the Commonwealthmen and A New Social Criticism 27
3 'A Multitude of Free Men Collected Together': Thomas Smith, John Ponet and Richard Hooker 42
4 'The Poorest He That Is in England': Political Ideas in the English Revolution 65
5 'A Multitude of Men is Made One Person': The Political Thought of Thomas Hobbes 94
6 'Life, Liberty and Estate': The Political Thought of John Locke 112
Conclusion 135
Notes 138
Some Additional Reading 139
Index 144
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