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Ideas of liberty in early modern Europe : from Machiavelli to Milton

Ideas of liberty in early modern Europe : from Machiavelli to Milton

Author: Hilary Gatti
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Europe's long sixteenth century--a period spanning the years roughly from the voyages of Columbus in the 1490s to the English Civil War in the 1640s--was an era of power struggles between avaricious  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Gatti
ISBN: 9780691163833 0691163839 9780691176116 0691176116
OCLC Number: 987585690
Description: vii, 215 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Political Liberty Niccolo Machiavelli: Liberty and the Law 11 Niccolo Machiavelli: Liberty and Fortuna 16 Niccolo Machiavelli and Sir Thomas More 19 The Rule of the Prince 22 Chapter 2 Liberty and Religion The Bondage or the Freedom of the Will: Martin Luther and Erasmus of Rotterdam 31 "Of Our Own We Have Only Sin": John Calvin and the Problem of Heresy 40 Inquisition: The Trial of Giordano Bruno 54 Religion as Dogma, or Religion as Debate? Richard Hooker and Jacobus Arminius 65 Chapter 3 Libertas philosophandi, or the Liberty of Thought Between the Prince and Parliament 81 The New Drama: William Shakespeare 92 The New Science: From Giordano Bruno to Francis Bacon 99 The New Science: Galileo Galilei 103 Chapter 4 The Freedom of the Press The Problems of Writing History: From Jacques Auguste de Thou to Paolo Sarpi 117 The Search for New Liberties: John Milton 133 John Milton: Areopagitica 140 The Virtues of Schisms and Sects 149 Chapter 5 Epilogue Henry Neville, the Republic of Venice, and the "Glorious Revolution" of 1689 159 Conclusion 175 Notes 177 Bibliography 193 Index 207
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