Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare
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Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare

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Political science is becoming ever more reliant on abstract statistical models and almost divorced from human judgment, hope, and idealism. William Shakespeare offers the political scientist an antidote to this methodological alienation, this self-imposed exile from the political concerns of citizens and politicians. The contributors to this volume, esteemed scholars of political science, show us that Shakespeare's poetic imagination displays the very essence of politics and inspires valuable reflection on the fundamental questions of statesmanship and political leadership. Perspectives on Shakespeare's Politics explores such themes as classical republicanism and liberty, the rule of law and morality, the nature and limits of statesmanship, and the character of democracy.show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 25mm | 399.17g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0739116843
  • 9780739116845

About Sean D. Sutton

John A. Murley is Professor and Chair of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Sean D. Sutton is Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Poetry and Politics: An Introduction and Retrospective Chapter 2 Shakespeare's Henry V: From the Medieval to the Modern World Chapter 3 Shakespeare's Understanding of Liberty in the English Plays Chapter 4 The Domestic Politics of Shakespeare's Comedies Chapter 5 Is All the World a Stage? Marriage and a Metaphor in As You Like It Chapter 6 Vienna Vice: Invisible Leadership and Deep Politics in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure Chapter 7 What is a Man? A Reading of Troilus and Cressida Chapter 8 Shakespeare's Politics Revisitedshow more

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This is an impressive collection by some of the most gifted political thinkers writing on Shakespeare today. * Claremont Review of Books * This is an impressive collection by some of the most gifted political thinkers writing on Shakespeare today. Claremont Review of Booksshow more

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