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Order and Conflict
Order and Conflict
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This book provides a careful and systematic analysis of Anthony Ascham's career and writings for the first time in English. During the crucial period between the Second Civil War and the establishment of the English Republic, when he served as official pamphleteer of the Parliament and the republican government, Ascham put forward a complex argument in support of Parliament's claims for obedience which drew on the political thought of Grotius, Hobbes, Selden, Filmer and Machiavelli. He combined ideas taken from these authors and turned them into a powerful instrument of propaganda to be deployed in the service of the political agenda of his Independent patrons in Parliament. This investigation of Ascham's works brings together an intellectual analysis of his political thought and an exploration of the interaction between politics, propaganda and political ideas.
About the Author:
Marco Barducci is the Gerda Henkel Member at the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780719096808
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publisher Imprint: Manchester University Press
  • Depth: 25
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 18 mm
  • Weight: 408 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0719096804
  • Publisher Date: 31 Jan 2015
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 236 mm
  • No of Pages: 160
  • Series Title: Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain
  • Sub Title: Anthony Ascham and English Political Thought 1648-50
  • Width: 157 mm


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