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Against throne and altar : Machiavelli and political theory under the English Republic

Author: Paul A Rahe
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pubView all editions and formats
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This volume examines the political thinking of three men - John Milton, Marchamont Nedham, and James Harrington - who championed the abortive republican experiment in England between 1649 and 1660  Read more...

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Named Person: Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolò Machiavelli
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Rahe
ISBN: 9780521883900 0521883903 9780521123952 052112395X
OCLC Number: 688379127
Description: XII, 422 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Machiavelli in the English Revolution; Part I. Machiavelli's New Republicanism: 1. Machiavelli's populist turn; 2. The ravages of an ambitious idleness; Part II. Revolutionary Aristotelianism: 3. The classical republicanism of John Milton; 4. The liberation of captive mind; Part III. Machiavellian Republicanism Anglicized: 5. Marchamont Nedham and the regicide republic; 6. Servant of the rump; 7. The good old cause; Part IV. Thomas Hobbes and The New Republicanism: 8. Thomas Hobbes' republican youth; 9. The making of a modern monarchist; 10. The very model of a modern moralist; 11. The Hobbesian Republicanism of James Harrington; Epilogue.
Responsibility: Paul A. Rahe.

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