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Ambition, a history : from vice to virtue

Author: Casey King
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How ambition, once considered a pernicious vice, became a celebrated virtue that defines American character

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Casey King
ISBN: 9780300182804 0300182805 0300189842 9780300189841
OCLC Number: 785865105
Description: viii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From Vice to Christian Sin --
Ambition as Sin in Early Modern English Culture : Perilous Acts of Self-Elevation, Subversive Acts of Self-Negation --
The Plague and Countervailing Passions --
Harnessing Ambition in the Age of Exploration --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: William Casey King.

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"In this masterpiece of intellectual and cultural history, Casey King brilliantly traces the tensions and profound changes in the meaning of 'ambition' from Elizabethan England to the Declaration of Read more...

 
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