Divine Right and Democracy An Anthology of Political Writing in Stuart England

ISBN-10: 087220653X

ISBN-13: 9780872206533

Edition: 2003 (Reprint)

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An anthology of political thought drawn from England's 'century of revolution' that focuses on the writings of those English theorists, essayists, speech writers, tract writers, and pamphleteers to whom Hobbes and Locke were immediately responding in their respective masterpieces of political theory.
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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The late Lee Curress, Professor Emeritus, English, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, taught and published American literature, folklore, composition and literary censorship and was a member and chair of the NCTE Committee Against Censorship.

Absolutism and the Ancient Constitution
Democracy: the People and the Multitude
From Duty to Self-Interest
A Technical Note
The Divine Right of Kings
An Homily against Disobedience and Wylful Rebellion (1570)
James VI and I, The Trew Law of Free Monarchies (1598)
James VI and I, A Speech to the Lords and Commons of the Parliament at White-Hall (1610)
Robert Filmer, Observations upon Aristotle's Politiques (1652)
The Judgment and Decree of the University of Oxford ... against Certain Pernicious Books and Damnable Doctrines (1683)
Notes on the Texts
Further Reading
The Common Law
Sir John Davies, Le Primer Report des Cases et Matters en Ley Resolues et Adiudges en les Courts del Roy en Ireland (1615)
Sir Edward Coke, Le Tierce Part des Reportes (1602)
John Lilburne, The Just Defence of John Lilburn, against Such as Charge Him with Turbulency of Spirit (1653)
John Warr, The Corruption and Deficiency of the Lawes of England Soberly Discovered: or Liberty Working up to Its Just Height (1649)
Notes on the Texts
Further Reading
Parliamentary Constitutionalism
The Petition of Right (1628)
Charles I, His Majesties Answer to the Nineteen Propositions of Both Houses of Parliament (1642)
Philip Hunton, A Treatise of Monarchy (1643)
Notes on the Texts
Further Reading
Godly Rule and Toleration
Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie; The Sixth and Eighth books (1648)
Richard Baxter, A Holy Commonwealth, or Political Aphorisms, Opening the True Principles of Government (1659)
Roger Williams, The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution, for Cause of Conscience, Discussed (1644)
William Walwyn, The Compassionate Samaritane (1644)
Notes on the Texts
Further Reading
Democracy and Communism
England's Miserie and Remedie (1645)
An Agreement of the People (1647)
The Putney Debates (1647)
Gerrard Winstanley, A New-Yeers Gift for the Parliament and Armie (1650)
Notes on the Texts
Further Reading
Usurpation and Tyrannicide
Anthony Ascham, Of the Confusions and Revolutions of Governments (1649)
Robert Sanderson, A Resolution of Conscience (1649)
An Act for the Abolishing the Kingly Office (17 March 1649)
An Act for Subscribing the Engagement (2 January 1650)
Some Scruples of Conscience which a Godly Minister in Lancashire Did Entertain (1650)
William Allen (i.e. Edward Sexby), Killing Noe Murder (1657)
Notes on the Texts
Further Reading
The Science of Liberty
Francis Bacon, The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall (1625)
James Harrington, The Art of Lawgiving in Three Books (1659)
Algernon Sidney, Discourses Concerning Government (1698)
Notes on the Texts
Further Reading
The Domestication of Man
John Selden, Table Talk (1689)
Thomas Hobbes, Philosophicall Rudiments Concerning Government and Society (1651)
John Locke, The Reasonableness of Christianity (1695)
Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees; or, Private Vices, Publick Benefits (1714)
Notes on the Texts
Further Reading
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