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An introduction to English politics,

Author: J M Robertson
Publisher: New York, New Amsterdam Book Co.; London, G. Richards, 1900.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robertson, J. M. (John Mackinnon), 1856-1933.
Introduction to English politics.
New York, New Amsterdam Book Co.; London, G. Richards, 1900
(OCoLC)902926433
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J M Robertson
OCLC Number: 1159597
Notes: Printed in Great Britain.
Description: xxvii, 515 pages 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Political Evolution --
I. General Principles --
1. Taine and Verbalist Formulas --
2. Professor Bryce and Idealist Synthesis --
3. The Realist Synthesis --
II. Roman Political Evolution --
1. Early Class Strifes --
2. War and Democracy --
3. Popular Degeneration --
4. Effects of Environment --
5. Fatality of Militarism --
III. Greek Political Evolution --
1. Early Strifes and Attempted Remedies --
2. Democratic Degeneration --
IV. The Laws of Sociological Development --
1. External Conditions --
2. Analysis of Cases --
3. General View of Political Forces. Part II. Economic Forces in Ancient History --
I. Rome --
II. Later Greece and the Byzantine Empire --
Survey of Literature --
1. The Pre-Alexandrian Period --
2. Effects of the Macedonean and Roman Conquests --
3. The Imperial Period, to Constantine --
4. The Byzantine Empire. Part III. The Conditions of Culture-Progress in Antiquity --
I. Greece --
1. The Creative Forces: Evocation of Art --
2. Literature: The Test-Case of Sparta --
3. The Conditions and Course of Decadence --
II. The Saracens --
III. Rome. Part IV. The Case of the Italian Republics --
Survey of Literature --
I. Medieval Beginnings: The Teutonic Factor --
II. The Intellectual Evolution --
III. The Political Collapse. Part V. The Fortunes of the Lesser European States --
I. The Ideas of Nationality and National Greatness --
II. The Scandinavian Peoples --
1. Evolution to Monarchy and Empire --
2. Arrest of Aggression --
3. Later Political Evolution --
4. Culture Evolution --
5. The Population Problem --
III. The Hansa --
IV. Holland --
Survey of Literature --
1. The Rise of the Netherlands --
2. The Revolt against Spain: Spanish Evolution --
3. Supremacy of Dutch Commerce --
4. Home and Foreign Policy --
5. Decline of Commercial Supremacy --
6. Culture Evolution --
7. The Modern Situation --
V. Switzerland --
1. Beginnings of Union --
2. Socio-Political Evolution --
3. The Modern Renaissance --
VI. Portugal --
1. Rise and Fall of the Portuguese Empire --
2. The Colonisation of Brazil. Part VI. English History till the Constitutional Period --
I. Before the Great Rebellion --
1. Anglo-Saxondom and the Conquest --
2. Militarism and Feudalism --
3. Plebian Subjection in the Feudal Period --
4. Effects of the Wars of the Roses --
5. Rise of Personal Monarchy --
6. Protestant Bibliolatry and Clericalism --
7. Elizabeth and Public Opinion --
8. Depression of the Peasantry --
9. Abeyance of Class Politics: Shakespeare: Chauvinism --
10. The Intellectual Life: More: Puritanism --
II. The Rebellion and the Commonwealth --
1. Materials of Disaffection --
2. Charles --
3. Cromwell's Evolution --
4. Moral Inadequacy of Puritanism --
5. Political Failure of Cromwell --
6. Cromwell's Tyranny: The Puritan Failure --
7. Puritanism and Popular Life --
III. From the Restoration to Anne --
1. The Royalist Reaction: Shaftesbury --
2. The Doctrine of "Divine Right": Other Theories --
3. Scientific Developments --
4. New Constitutionalism: National Debt: Ill-usage of Ireland --
5. Scotland and the Union --
6. Industrial Evolution: Wars of Commerce --
7. Advent of the Modern Political System: Retrospect and Prospect.
Responsibility: by John M. Robertson.

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