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Algernon Sidney and the Restoration Crisis, 1677-1683

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ISBN-10: 0521352916

ISBN-13: 9780521352918

Edition: 1991

Authors: Jonathan Scott, Anthony Fletcher, John Guy, John Morrill

List price: $144.99
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This book completes the study of the life and political thought of Algernon Sidney (1623-1683), which began with Algernon Sidney and the English Republic, 1623-1677 (1988). In the process it offers a reinterpretation of the major political crisis of Charles II's reign, and of its European and seventeenth-century contexts. Like its predecessor, the book spans the disciplines of intellectual and political history. Its twin focus is the last six years of Sidney's life, which culminated in the famous public drama of his trial and execution for treason in 1683, and in his major political work, the Discourses Concerning Government, which was used as evidence against him at the trial. This…    
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Book details

List price: $144.99
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/10/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

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Preface
Acknowledgments
The Restoration Crisis
The shape of the future
The shadow of the past
The crisis of parliaments
Retrospect
The Shadow Of The Past
Family politics 1677-83
European politics 1678-80
Domestic politics 1678-9
The mutinous city 1679-81
The Vindication of parliaments 1681-3
The Old Cause
Discourses (1) first principles
Discourses (2) rebellion, tumult and war
The self-defence of protestants
The tower
The reckoning
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index