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Filmer : Patriarcha and other writings.

Author: J P Sommerville
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Series: Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume contains the political writings of Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653), an acute defender of absolute monarchy and perhaps the most important patriarchal political theorist of the seventeenth  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J P Sommerville
ISBN: 0521399033 9780521399036
OCLC Number: 802594191
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Principal events in Filmer's life; Bibliographical note; The authorship and dating of some works attributed to Filmer; A note on the text; Abbreviations and sources; 1. Patriarcha; 2. The free-holders grand inquest; 3. The anarchy of a limited or mixed monarchy; 4. The necessity of the absolute power of all kings; 5. Observations concerning the originall of government, upon Mr Hobs 'Leviathan', Mr Milton against Salmasius, H. Grotius 'De Jure Belli'; 6. Observations upon Aristotles politiques touching forms of government, together with directions for obedience to governours in dangerous and doubtfull times; Select biographical notes; Textual notes; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.


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