The English Face of Machiavelli (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 32): 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The English Face of Machiavelli (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 32)

1st Edition

By Felix Raab

Routledge

316 pages

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This is an important work of scholarship with regard to Machiavelli and the development of political thought in England. It charts the reactions of successive English thinkers to Machiavelli’s challenge, and the different aspects of Machiavelli’s thought which were perceived in the changing context of English history. There is the Machiavelli of Catholic and Protestant reformers, the Machiavelli of Raleigh and Bacon, of the royalist Clarendon and the republican Harrington. Through their eyes the reader can see the gradual process whereby the atheistical monster repudiated by the subjects of Henry VIII was quietly absorbed by the politically sophisticated subjects of William III.

Table of Contents

1. The Tudors and Political Thought 2. Machiavelli’s Reception in Tudor England 3. ‘Politick Religion’ (1603-1640) 4. Continuities (1640-1660) 5. Innovations (1640-1660) 6. Harrington, Hobbes, God and Machiavelli 7. Machiavelli and the Trimmers Conclusion. Appedix A: The Atheisticall Polititian. Appendix B: ‘Machiavel’s Letter’ and ‘The Works’ 1675, 1680, 1694 and 1695.

Subject Categories

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POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
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REFERENCE / General