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Ambition, a history : from vice to virtue

Verfasser/in: Casey King
Verlag: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Ausgabe/Format   Print book : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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How ambition, once considered a pernicious vice, became a celebrated virtue that defines American character

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Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Casey King
ISBN: 9780300182804 0300182805 0300189842 9780300189841
OCLC-Nummer: 785865105
Beschreibung: viii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhalt: 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.
Verfasserangabe: 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 Weiterlesen…

 
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