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From Humanism to Hobbes.

Author: Quentin Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The aim of this collection is to illustrate the pervasive influence of humanist rhetoric on early-modern literature and philosophy. The first half of the book focuses on the classical rules of judicial rhetoric. One chapter considers the place of these rules in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, while two others concentrate on the technique of rhetorical redescription, pointing to its use in Machiavelli's The  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Skinner, Quentin.
From Humanism to Hobbes.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2018
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Niccolò Machiavelli; Thomas Hobbes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Quentin Skinner
ISBN: 9781316415559 1316415554
OCLC Number: 1022791444
Description: 1 online resource (448 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Classical Rhetoric and the Personation of the State --
3. Machiavelli on Misunderstanding Princely Virtu --
4. Judicial Rhetoric in The Merchant of Venice --
5. Rhetorical Redescription and its Uses in Shakespeare --
6. The Generation of John Milton at Cambridge --
7. Rethinking Liberty in the English Revolution --
8. Hobbes on Civil Conversation --
9. Hobbes on Political Representation --
10. Hobbes and the Humanist Frontispiece --
11. Hobbes on Hereditary Right --
12. Hobbes and the Concept of the State.

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By focusing on the role of rhetoric in the writings of Machiavelli, Shakespeare and Thomas Hobbes, Quentin Skinner offers new insights into many of their major works. This important volume will be of  Read more...

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