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Algernon Sidney and the English Republic 1623-1677

Algernon Sidney and the English Republic In the century following his execution for treason in Algernon Sidney became one of the most widely influential political writers in both Europe and America that England had ever produced This i

  • Title: Algernon Sidney and the English Republic 1623-1677
  • Author: JonathanScott
  • ISBN: 9780521611954
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the century following his execution for treason in 1683, Algernon Sidney became one of the most widely influential political writers in both Europe and America that England had ever produced This is the first full scale study of Sidney for than a century, and the first ever study of his political thought The book describes Sidney s republican political ideasIn the century following his execution for treason in 1683, Algernon Sidney became one of the most widely influential political writers in both Europe and America that England had ever produced This is the first full scale study of Sidney for than a century, and the first ever study of his political thought The book describes Sidney s republican political ideas and their later impact It sets them in their ideological context, in relation both to their sources and to the ideas of contemporaries, including Milton, Harrington, Vane, and Locke It then asks how did this ideology develop, and why The answer involves a series of investigations of Sidney s family background of the nature of his personal life and family relationships and of his public political career On this latter score we follow Sidney s progress from parliamentarian soldier in the English Civil War, to senior member and ambassador of the English Republic, to embittered exile after the Restoration in 1660.

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    1. Part of a two-volume intellectual biography of Sidney. Scott's brief is demystification: he aims to reduce the hagiography surrounding Sidney and return him to something like a more equitable appraisal of his intellectual and historical importance. Apparently neither volume is exactly a biography; rather, each text makes what it can of the extant historical evidence of Sidney's movements (admittedly difficult for parts of this volume, when Sidney buried himself obscurely in France) and then ties [...]


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