The Varieties of British Political Thought, 1500-1800 / Edition 1

The Varieties of British Political Thought, 1500-1800 / Edition 1

by J. G. A. Pocock, Gordon J. Schochet, Lois Schwoerer
     
 

There is at present no overall history of English and British political thought and literature in the early modern period although new approaches to the writing of its history have taken shape in the past forty to fifty years; and during that time British political history has itself been subjected to intensive revision. This volume, written by directors of seminars… See more details below

Overview

There is at present no overall history of English and British political thought and literature in the early modern period although new approaches to the writing of its history have taken shape in the past forty to fifty years; and during that time British political history has itself been subjected to intensive revision. This volume, written by directors of seminars at the Folger Institute Center for the History of British Political Thought in Washington DC, attempts to review the period from the English Reformation to the French Revolution, to suggest new ways of studying the articulation of political consciousness and the conduct of political argument, and to point out the extraordinary intellectual and linguistic richness of the ongoing English and British political debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521574983
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
373
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Editorial introduction1
1The Henrician age13
2Elizabethan political thought47
3Kingship, counsel and law in early Stuart Britain80
4The Puritan Revolution: a historiographical essay119
5Interregnum and Restoration146
6The later Stuart age180
7Politics and politeness in the reigns of Anne and the early Hanoverians211
8Political thought in the English-speaking Atlantic, 1760-1790: (i) The imperial crisis246
9Political thought in the English-speaking Atlantic, 1760-1790: (ii) Empire, revolution and an end of early modernity283
10: Epilogue: Why should history matter? Political theory and the history of discourse321
Index358

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