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    DescriptionBehemoth is Thomas Hobbes's narrative of the English Civil Wars from the beginning of the Scottish revolution in 1637 to the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, and is his only composition to address directly the history of the events which formed the context of his writings in Leviathan and elsewhere on sovereignty and the government of the Church. Although presented as an account of past events, it conceals a vigorous attack on the values of the religious and political establishment of Restoration England. This is the first fully scholarly edition of the work, and the first new edition of the text since 1889. Based on Hobbes's own presentation manuscript, it includes for the first time an accurate transcription of the passages which Hobbes had deleted in the text, and notes made by early readers.

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    Thomas Hobbes: "Behemoth"
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Paul Seaward
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 891 g
    ISBN 13: 9780198248712
    ISBN 10: 0198248717

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    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, LAN009000
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    Oxford University Press
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    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    18 January 2010
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    Author Information
    Paul Seaward is Director of the History of Parliament. He has written on politics in Restoration England, on Clarendon and his History, and on Parliament from the seventeenth century to the twentieth. His publications include The Cavalier Parliament and the Reconstruction of the Old Regime, 1661-67. He is general editor (with Martin Dzelzainis) of the Oxford edition of the works of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon.
    Review quote
    [Seaward's] edition compares to the standard Toennies edition rather as a colour television compares to black and white ... Seaward's Behemoth fulfils the promise of the Clarendon series - under Noel Malcolm's leadership - to give readers the scholarly editions which the texts deserve. Deborah Baumgold, English Historical Review Paul Seaward has produced a major piece of scholarship ... to those who have been captivated by this multi-faceted book for a long time, it comes as a blessing. Luc Borot, Hobbes Studies
    Table of contents
    List of Abbreviations ; List of Illustrations ; General Introduction ; Textual Introduction ; 1. To the Right Honourable Sr. Henry Bennet Baron of Arlington ; 2. First Dialogue ; 3. Second Dialogue ; 4. Third Dialogue ; 5. Fourth Dialogue ; Register of variants ; Appendix: Readers' notes in early copies of Behemoth