Divine Right and Democracy

An Anthology of Political Writing in Stuart England


Author: David Wootton

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872206533

Category: Philosophy

Page: 511

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The seventeenth century was England’s century of revolution, an era in which the nation witnessed protracted civil wars, the execution of a king, and the declaration of a short-lived republic. During this period of revolutionary crisis, political writers of all persuasions hoped to shape the outcome of events by the force of their arguments. To read the major political theorists of Stuart England is to be plunged into a world in which many of our modern conceptions of political rights and social change are first formulated. David Wootton's masterly compilation of speeches, essays, and fiercely polemical pamphlets--organized into chapters focusing on the main debates of the century--represents the first attempt to present in one volume a broad collection of Stuart political thought. In bringing together abstract theorizing and impassioned calls to arms, anonymous tract writers and King James I, Wootton has produced a much-needed collection; in combination with the editor’s thoughtful running commentary and invaluable Introduction, its texts bring to life a crucial period in the formation of our modern liberal and conservative theories.

Ideen als gesellschaftliche Gestaltungskraft im Europa der Neuzeit

Beiträge für eine erneuerte Geistesgeschichte


Author: Lutz Raphael,Heinz-Elmar Tenorth

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 3486596349

Category: History

Page: 536

View: 6619

Die 24 Beiträge präsentieren zentrale Forschungsergebnisse des DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms "Ideen als gesellschaftliche Gestaltungskraft im Europa der Neuzeit." Sie geben Einblick in die neuesten Tendenzen ideengeschichtlicher Forschung, gruppiert um fünf Themenschwerpunkte: Politikdiskurse der frühen Neuzeit, Theorieeffekte in Recht, Politik und Gesellschaft, die Ideengeschichte des europäischen Nationalismus, Verschränkungen moralischer und rechtlicher Normsetzung sowie die gesellschaftliche Rolle wissenschaftlicher Ideen, Diskurse und Praktiken im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert.

Markt – Republik – Tugend

Probleme gesellschaftlicher Modernisierung im britischen politischen Denken 1670–1790


Author: Raimund Ottow

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3050073055

Category: Political Science

Page: 459

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Die politische Ideengeschichte hat seit dem Ende der Systemkonkurrenz zwischen Ost und West, der Transformation der Gesellschaften Mittel- und Osteuropas, aber auch mit den seit dem Wegfall des klassischen Gegenbildes dringender gewordenen Fragen nach Werten und Zielen der westlichen Demokratien, nach der Möglichkeit von Gemeinwohlorientierungen usw. neue Bedeutung gewonnen. Gibt es in dem zunehmend differenzierten und segmentierten Fach Politikwissenschaft einen Bereich, in dem die verschiedenen Fragestellungen und Ansätze zusammengeführt werden, so ist dies die Geschichte der politischen Ideen sowie die politische Theorie. Insbesondere die politische Ideengeschichte erweist sich dabei als das Laboratorium, in dem gegenwärtige politische Konstellationen gleichsam experimentell an den Theoriegebäuden vergangener Zeiten überprüft, durchdacht und intellektuell bearbeitet werden können. Eine so verstandene politische Ideengeschichte ist gegenwartsbezogen, auch wenn sie sich den aktuellen politischen Problemen nur mittelbar zuzuwenden scheint. Diese Reihe ist ein Ort für die Publikation solcher Studien. Sie veröffentlicht herausragende Texte zur politischen Ideengeschichte und zur politischen Theorie.

Royalists and Patriots

Politics and Ideology in England, 1603-1640


Author: J.P. Sommerville

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317882083

Category: History

Page: 318

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This well-known book reasserts the central importance of political and religious ideology in the origins of the English Civil War. Recent historiography has concentrated on its social and economic causes: Sommerville reminds us what the people of the time thought they were fighting about. Examining the main political theories in c.17th England - the Divine Right of Kings, government by consent, and the ancient constitution - he considers their impact on actual events. He draws on major political thinkers like Hobbes and Locke, but also on lesser but more representative figures, to explore what was new in these ideas and what was merely the common currency of the age. This major new edition incorporates all the latest thinking on the subject.

Politics, Religion and the British Revolutions

The Mind of Samuel Rutherford


Author: John Coffey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521581721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2620

An intellectual biography of the Scottish theologian and political theorist Samuel Rutherford (1600-61).

The Primacy of the Political

A History of Political Thought from the Greeks to the French and American Revolutions


Author: Dick Howard

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509758

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 7534

The conflict between politics and antipolitics has replayed throughout Western history and philosophical thought. From the beginning, Plato's quest for absolute certainty led him to denounce democracy, an anti-political position challenged by Aristotle. In his wide-ranging narrative, Dick Howard puts this dilemma into fresh perspective, proving our contemporary political problems are not as unique as we think. Howard begins with democracy in ancient Greece and the rise and fall of republican politics in Rome. In the wake of Rome's collapse, political thought searched for a new medium, and the conflict between politics and antipolitics reemerged through the contrasting theories of Saint Augustine and Saint Thomas. During the Renaissance and Reformation, the emergence of the modern individual again transformed the terrain of the political. Even so, politics vs. antipolitics dominated the period, frustrating even Machiavelli, who sought to reconceptualize the nature of political thought. Hobbes and Locke, theorists of the social contract, then reenacted the conflict, which Rousseau sought (in vain) to overcome. Adam Smith and the growth of modern economic liberalism, the radicalism of the French revolution, and the conservative reaction of Edmund Burke subsequently marked the triumph of antipolitics, while the American Revolution momentarily offered the potential for a renewal of politics. Taken together, these historical examples, viewed through the prism of philosophy, reveal the roots of today's political climate and the trajectory of battles yet to come.

Politik und Religion bei Thomas Hobbes

eine Kritik aus der Sicht der Theorie René Girards


Author: Wolfgang Palaver

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christianity and politics

Page: 386

View: 6803

Res. en alemán e inglés.

Mysteries of State in the Renaissance

Neoplatonism, Reformation and Political Cosmology


Author: Colm Gillis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499088043

Category: Philosophy

Page: 284

View: 1818

Government decisions shape our lives, but how much do we know about the foundations of modern political thought? Theorists in the Renaissance constructed the ideological world we inhabit. They claimed to have mastered natural secrets whilst also promising perpetual, flawless, and scientifically demonstrable rule. Selective applications of artistic themes, religious symbols, imperialistic concepts and spells cast by ‘intellectual magic,’ helped advance sovereign rule. By mid-17th century, these speculations were spinning an elaborate web of control. If we wish to understand myths of our current age, the intellectual mystique enshrouding origins of the modern State must first be revealed.

Invoking Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Imagination


Author: Professor Adam R Beach,Professor Srividhya Swaminathan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409470008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 8144

In the eighteenth century, audiences in Great Britain understood the term ‘slavery’ to refer to a range of physical and metaphysical conditions beyond the transatlantic slave trade. Literary representations of slavery encompassed tales of Barbary captivity, the ‘exotic’ slaving practices of the Ottoman Empire, the political enslavement practiced by government or church, and even the harsh life of servants under a cruel master. Arguing that literary and cultural studies have focused too narrowly on slavery as a term that refers almost exclusively to the race-based chattel enslavement of sub-Saharan Africans transported to the New World, the contributors suggest that these analyses foreclose deeper discussion of other associations of the term. They suggest that the term slavery became a powerful rhetorical device for helping British audiences gain a new perspective on their own position with respect to their government and the global sphere. Far from eliding the real and important differences between slave systems operating in the Atlantic world, this collection is a starting point for understanding how slavery as a concept came to encompass many forms of unfree labor and metaphorical bondage precisely because of the power of association.

Radical Shakespeare

Politics and Stagecraft in the Early Career


Author: Chris Fitter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136575820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 5326

This book argues that Shakespeare was permanently preoccupied with the brutality, corruption, and ultimate groundlessness of the political order of his state, and that the impact of original Tudor censorship, supplemented by the relatively depoliticizing aesthetic traditions of later centuries, have together obscured the consistent subversiveness of his work. Traditionally, Shakespeare’s political attitudes have been construed either as primarily conservative, or as essays in richly imaginative ambiguation, irreducible to settled viewpoints. Fitter contends that government censorship forced superficial acquiescence upon Shakespeare in establishment ideologies — monarchic, aristocratic and patriarchal — that were enunciated through rhetorical set pieces, but that Shakespeare the dramatist learned from Shakespeare the actor a variety of creative methods for sabotaging those perspectives in performance in the public theatres. Using historical contextualizations and recuperation of original performance values, the book argues that Shakespeare emerged as a radical writer not in middle age with King Lear and Coriolanus — plays whose radicalism is becoming widely recognized — but from his outset, with Henry VI and Taming of the Shrew. Recognizing Shakespeare’s allusiveness to 1590s controversies and dissident thought, and recovering the subtextual politics of Shakespeare’s distinctive stagecraft reveals populist, at times even radical meaning and a substantially new, and astonishingly interventionist, Shakespeare.

Herrschergestalten bei Shakespeare

untersucht vor dem Hintergrund zeitgenössischer Vorstellungen vom Herrscherideal


Author: Renate Schruff

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag


Category: Kings and rulers in literature

Page: 299

View: 3258

Shakespeare's stage world is a deeply royal world, with royal characters featuring in all his plays. But how did Shakespeare depict his princes? Which of the traditions of the day, established for example in royal portraiture, in the speculum principis or the courtesy book literature, can we trace in Shakespeare's own depiction of royalty? And what influence did that quintessentially English legal fiction of the 'Two Bodies of the King', and the cluster of royal metaphors revolving around it, have on Shakespeare's princes? In tackling these questions, the study goes on to explore the very essence of kingship, which it finds caught up in the eternal and irresolvable tension between the ideal and the real and characterised by the delicate balance of diverging elements that lends Shakespeare's royal characters their lasting fascination.

Gemeinwohl und Gemeinsinn

historische Semantiken politischer Leitbegriffe


Author: Herfried Münkler,Harald Bluhm

Publisher: Akademie Verlag


Category: Civil society

Page: 335

View: 2631

Reformation und Demokratie

zum politischen Gehalt protestantischer Theologie in England 1570-1660


Author: Immo Meenken

Publisher: N.A


Category: Democracy

Page: 380

View: 1900

Römische Tradition und englische Politik

Studien zur Geschichte der Britannienrezeption zwischen William Camden und John Speed


Author: Christiane Kunst

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487090016

Category: Antiquarians

Page: 231

View: 8806


Annäherung an den Menschen in der Geschichte


Author: Winfried Schulze

Publisher: Akademie


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

View: 988

The Age of Faction

Court Politics, 1660-1702


Author: Alan Marshall

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 234

View: 3054

Monarchical government in the later 17th century was a political fact of life and remains central to understanding the period. The subject of this book is the court of the later Stuart kings in the period 1660-1702. Its purpose is to provide an introduction to some of the emergent themes of court politics, culture and society. It does this in two ways by analyzing the ritual side of court government in its structural, political and cultural guises. The book also explores the processes of power at court through the client-patron system, factional conflict and the role of women at court.

Trying Treason

Monarchy,law and Rebellion in Shakespeare's England


Author: Rebecca Lemon

Publisher: N.A



Page: 413

View: 7326