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Ambition, a history : from vice to virtue

Auteur : Casey King
Éditeur : New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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How ambition, once considered a pernicious vice, became a celebrated virtue that defines American character

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Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Casey King
ISBN : 9780300182804 0300182805 0300189842 9780300189841
Numéro OCLC : 785865105
Description : viii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenu : 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.
Responsabilité : William Casey King.

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