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Cambridge History of Political Thought 1450-1700 (J H Burns Mark Goldie (eds)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1991) 9780521477727
Cambridge History of Political Thought 1450-1700 (J H Burns Mark Goldie (eds)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1991) 9780521477727
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Title: The Cambridge History of Political Thought 1450-1700

Author: Burns, J H Mark Goldie (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1991

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521477727

Volumes: 1; Pages: 810

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The companion volume to the highly successful Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought, this book presents a comprehensive account of the development of European political thinking through the Renaissance and the Reformation to the "scientific revolution" and political upheavals of the seventeenth century. Recent decades have seen intensive historical investigation and reappraisal in this field. Many established perspectives have changed; and while it would still be generally accepted that something distinctly "modern" took shape in the political thought of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, there have been important changes in our understanding of what is "medieval" and what is "modern" and of the relationship between these concepts. A highly distinguished team of contributors present a unique, authoritative guide to these developments. Full bibliographical and biographical information is provided for those wishing to pursue specific topics in greater detail.ContentsIntroduction J. H. BURNSPART I. RENAISSANCE AND COUNTER-RENAISSANCE1. Humanism and political theory ANTHONY GRAFTON2. Italian political thought, 1450-1530 NICOLAI RUBINSTEIN3. Law DONALD R. KELLEY4. Transalpine humanism BRENDAN BRADSHAW5. Scholasticism: survival and revival J. H. BURNSPART II. RELIGION, CIVIL GOVERNMENT, AND THE DEBATE ON CONSTITUTIONS6. Christian obedience and authority, 1520-1550 FRANCIS OAKLEY7. Calvinism and resistance theory, 1550-1580 ROBERT KINGDON8. Catholic resistance theory, ultramontanism, and the royalist response, 1580-1620 J. H. M. SALMON9. Constitutionalism HOWELL A. LLOYD10. Sovereignity and the mixed constitution: Bodin and his critics JULIAN H. FRANKLIN11. Utopianism J. C. DAVIESPART III. ABSOLUTISM AND REVOLUTION IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY12. Absolutism and royalism J. P. SOMMERVILLE13. England: ancient constitution and common law14. Leveller democracy and the puritan revolution DAVID WOOTTON15. English republicanism BLAIR WORDENPART IV. THE END OF ARISTOTELIANISM16. Tacitism, scepticism, and reason of state Peter Burke17. Grotius and Selden RICHARD TUCK18. Hobbes and Spinoza NOEL MALCOLMPART V. NATURAL LAW AND UTILITY19. Pufendorf ALFRED DUFOUR20. The reception of Hobbes MARK GOLDIE21. Locke JAMES TULLY.Reviews"The first and most important thing to observe about the present volume is its exceptional usefulness as a competent survey of a host of political ideas and thinkers of the early modern era ... warmly recommended."--Renaissance Quarterly"Meticulously researched, the book manages to cover two and a half centuries while avoiding superficiality. For years to come scholars will pull this volume off the shelf to read summaries of periods outside their field of primary interest and for some novel insights in their realm of expertise."--Modern Europe"... valuable volume ... new scholarship on the history of political thought ... essays by an impressive group of scholars. ... The volume reflects the current interpretations and interests of preeminent historians. It constitutes an important contribution to historical scholarship and should be read by all students of modern political thought."--The Sixteenth Century Journal
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