A Trumpet of Sedition

A Trumpet of Sedition : Political Theory and the Rise of Capitalism, 1509-1688

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The period from 1509 to 1688 was one of great social turbulence in Britain, and a key period in the history of political thought. This work covers the major themes of the time, including conceptions of the state and of natural rights, consent and property. It provides an examination of the main texts, situating them in their social and historical context. It looks at the role of the "canonical" thinkers - Thomas More, Hobbes, and Locke - and the participation of Sir Thomas Smith and radical thinkers such as the Levellers. These figures are viewed in the context both of their time, and of the wider social, economic and political arena. The authors set out to show how specific patterns of historical development relate to distinctive traditions in political thought.show more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 344g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0745311768
  • 9780745311760

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