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

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There is at present no overall history of English and British political thought and literature in the early modern period. This volume 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.

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"The volume stands as an enormously rich and complex chronicle of various strands of political language...The quality of the work is uniformly high..." A. Woodiwiss, Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521574983
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 373
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Editorial introduction; Part I. Church, Court and Counsel: 1. The Henrician age John Guy; 2. Elizabethan political thought Donald R. Kelley; 3. Kingship, counsel and law in early Stuart Britain Linda Levy Peck; Part II. Dissolution, Restoration and Revolution: 4. The Puritan Revolution: a historiographical essay William M. Lamont; 5. Interregnum and Restoration J. G. A. Pocock and Gordon J. Schochet; 6. The later Stuart age Howard Nenner; Part III. Commerce, Empire and History: 7. Politics and politeness in the reigns of Anne and the early Hanoverians Nicholas Phillipson; 8. Political thought in the English-speaking Atlantic: (i) The Imperial Crisis J. G. A. Pocock; 9. (ii) Empire, revolution and an end of early modernity J. G. A. Pocock; Part IV. Epilogue: 10. Why should history matter? Political theory and the history of discourse Gordon J. Schochet.

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