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Shakespeare and early modern political thought

Author: David Armitage; Conal Condren; Andrew Fitzmaurice
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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This work examines Shakespeare's engagement with the characteristic questions of early modern political thought. It provides a broad introduction to the history of early modern political thought and covers the full range of Shakepeare's work.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Shakespeare and early modern political thought.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009023524
(OCoLC)391411069
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Armitage; Conal Condren; Andrew Fitzmaurice
ISBN: 9780511634871 0511634870 9780511635328 051163532X
OCLC Number: 502012531
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 289 pages)
Contents: Shakespeare's properties / David Armitage --
The active and contemplative lives in Shakespeare's plays / Cathy Curtis --
Shakespeare and the ethics of authority / Stephen Greenblatt --
Shakespeare and the politics of superstition / Susan James --Counsel, succession and the politics of Shakespeare's Sonnets / Cathy Shrank --
Educating Hamlet and Prince Hal / Aysha Pollnitz --
The corruption of Hamlet / Andrew Fitzmaurice --
Unfolding 'the properties of government': the case of Measure for measure and the history of political thought / Conal Condren --
Shakespeare and the politics of co-authorship: Henry VIII / Jennifer Richards --
Putting the city into Shakespeare's city comedy / Phil Withington --
Talking to the animals: persuasion, counsel and their discontents in Julius Caesar / David Colclough --
Political rhetoric and citizenship in Coriolanus / Markku Peltonen --
Shakespeare and the best state of a commonwealth / Eric Nelson Afterword: Shakespeare and humanist culture / Quentin Skinner.
Responsibility: edited by David Armitage, Conal Condren and Andrew Fitzmaurice.

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