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Locke : a biography

Author: R S Woolhouse
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012. ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"This is the first comprehensive biography in half a century of John Locke - 'a man of versatile mind, fitted for whatever you shall undertake', as one of his many good friends aptly described him. Against an exciting historical background of the English Civil War, religious intolerance and bigotry, anti-government struggles and plots, and the Glorious Revolution of 1688, Roger Woolhouse interweaves the events of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Locke; John Locke
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R S Woolhouse
ISBN: 9780521748803 0521748801
OCLC Number: 881652341
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: xviii, 528 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : "a man of versatile mind" --
Upbringing and education (1632-1658) --
College offices and medical studies (1659-1667) --
Exeter House, London (1666-1675) : "one accident in my life" --
France (November 1675-May 1679) --
Thanet House and London (May 1679-September 1683) --
Holland and the United Provinces (1683-1688) --
London (February 1689-December 1690) --
Oates (January 1691-December 1695) --
"A gentleman's duty" (December 1695-March 1700) --
"Laying down his place" (March 1700-October 1704).
Responsibility: Roger Woolhouse.

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