Monahan's reading of individual philosophers, including the work of Spinoza, sixteenth-century advocates of religious toleration, and the radical Diggers and Levellers of England in the mid- seventeenth century, constitutes a convincing overview of the political theory of the period.
About the Author
Arthur P. Monahan (1930-2006) was professor emeritus, philosophy, Saint Mary's University, and the author of From Personal Duties Towards Personal Rights: Late Medieval and Early Modern Political Thought, 1300-1600 and Consent, Coercion, and Limit: The Medieval Origins of Parliamentary Democracy.
Table of Contents
Continental Europe in the Reformation Era 13
Seventeenth-Century England's Response to the Reformation and Its Aftermath 109
Back to the Continent: Spinoza and Rousseau 191