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Ideas in Context


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Preface; Part I: 1. George Buchanan and the Anti-Monarchomachs J. H. Burns; 2. The ancient constitution revisited William Klein; 3. Arminianism: the controversy that never was William Lamont; 4. Scienta civilis in classical rhetoric and in the early Hobbes Quentin Skinner; Part II: 5. Parliamentary sovereignty: a very English absolutism Michael Mendle; 6. The civil religion of Thomas Hobbes Richard Tuck; 7. The rapture of motion: James Harrington's republicanism Jonathan Scott; 8. Casuistry to Newcastle: The Prince in the world of the book Conal Condren; Part III: 9. Between Lambeth and Leviathan: Samuel Parker on the Church of England and political order Gordon J. Schochet; 10. Priestcraft and the birth of Whiggism Mark Goldie; 11. The right to resist: Whig resistance theory in the Revolution of 1688-9 Lois G. Schwoerer; 12. Placing the Two Treatises James Tully; Part IV: 13. Shaftesbury, politeness and the politics of religion Lawrence Klein; 14. Propriety, property and prudence: David Hume and the defence of the revolution Nicholas Phillipson; 15. The rhapsody of public debt: David Hume and the voluntary state bankruptcy Istvan Hont; 16. Universal monarchy and the liberties of Europe: David Hume's critique of an English Whig doctrine John Robertson; Part V: 17. A discourse of sovereignty: observations on the work in progress J. G. A. Pocock; A bibliography of the writings of J. G. A. Pocock; Index.

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Inspired by the work of intellectual historian J. G. A. Pocock, this 1993 collection explores the political ideologies of early modern Britain.


'This volume is then two things at once: a tribute to the immense and continuing achievement of John Pocock; and an attempt to identify alternative agendas within which to locate and to understand the malleability of early modern political thought. It is to be welcomed for both, and even more for the dialectic it has set up between them.' John Morrill, Times Literary Supplement 'This exciting and important collection ... deserves widespread attention ... ' Archives

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