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The Varieties of British Political Thought, 1500–1800

The Varieties of British Political Thought, 1500–1800

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John Guy, Donald R. Kelley, Linda Levy Peck, William M. Lamont, J. G. A. Pocock, Gordon J. Schochet, Nicholas Phillipson, Howard Nenner
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  • Date Published: August 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521574983

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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.

    • A new appraisal of the formative 200 years of British political thought by some of the leading experts in the field
    • Edited by J. G. A. Pocock, one of the most familiar and respected names in the study of political theory
    • Offers the most up-to-date conspectus in print of an important subject for philosophers, literature scholars, and political theorists
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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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    • Date Published: August 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521574983
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.544kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Authors

    J. G. A. Pocock, The Johns Hopkins University

    Gordon J. Schochet, Rutgers University, New Jersey

    Lois Schwoerer, George Washington University, Washington DC


    John Guy, Donald R. Kelley, Linda Levy Peck, William M. Lamont, J. G. A. Pocock, Gordon J. Schochet, Nicholas Phillipson, Howard Nenner

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