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Bacon The History of the Reign of King Henry VII and Selected Works

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ISBN-10: 0521586631

ISBN-13: 9780521586634

Edition: 1998 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Francis Bacon, Raymond Geuss, Quentin Skinner, Brian Vickers

List price: $41.99
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This is a major new student edition of the text described as 'the first modern classic of English history'. Bacon's penetration into human motives, his life-long experience of politics and government, and his remarkable literary skills, render this History of the Reign of King Henry VII a major work of English literature and an important document in the history of political thought. The introduction places Bacon's History in the context of Renaissance historiography, revealing its debt to Tacitus, and shows Bacon's originality in re-ordering traditional material to make a coherent psychological analysis of the King's actions. In addition to the usual series features and supporting…    
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Book details

List price: $41.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/19/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Editor's Note
Introduction
Principal events in Bacon's Life
Select bibliography
The History of the Reign of King Henry VII
Bacon's fragmentary histories
Selections from the Essays (1625) including of simulation and dissimulation
Of seditions and troubles
Of empire
Of counsel
Of the true greatness of kingdoms and estates
Glossary
Index