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Decline and Revival

Maurizio Viroli

in For Love of Country: An Essay On Patriotism and Nationalism

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293583
eISBN:
9780191600289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293585.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The mid‐sixteenth to seventeenth centuries in Europe saw a general decline in republican patriotism due to the emergence of the modern state, which was disassociated with civic virtue and common ... More


Cantillon's Début as a Banker in Paris, 1714–1717

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Cantillon took over the Parisian‐based banking business of his cousin, the Chevalier Richard Cantillon, during the period 1714–17. One of his early transactions involved discounting a bill of ... More


Patriot Gothic

Christine Gerrard

in The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Bolingbroke's Remarks on the History of England was an unremittingly partisan interpretation of British history, dramatizing the Manichaean struggle between the forces of faction and the spirit of ... More


Political Elizabethanism and the Spenser Revival

Christine Gerrard

in The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the Elizabethan revival of the Robert Walpole era. Surprisingly little scholarship exists on one of the most inescapable features of this period: the widespread cult of ... More


Mythologizing the Monarch: Ideas of a Patriot King

Christine Gerrard

in The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Bolingbroke's The Idea of a Patriot King, written in 1738, has been described as an eloquent epitaph to the Patriot campaign. This slim treatise on monarchy was written for the private use of Prince ... More


The King, the Crown, and the Duchy of Lancaster: Public Authority and Private Power, 1399-1461

Helen Castor

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206224
eISBN:
9780191677038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206224.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In 1399 Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster, seized the throne of England to become Henry IV. From 1399, therefore, the Lancastrian King — unlike their royal predecessors — commanded not only the ... More


‘Sworn to no Master’:Pope’s Scepticism in the Epistle to Bolingbroke and An Essay on Man

FRED PARKER

in Scepticism and Literature: An Essay on Pope, Hume, Sterne, and Johnson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253180
eISBN:
9780191719189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253180.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter takes Pope's relation to Bolingbroke — his proclaimed ‘master’ in moral philosophy — as the frame for a discussion of philosophical inconsistency and the failure of rational ... More


The English Republican tradition and eighteenth-century France: Between the Ancients and the Moderns

Rachel Hammersley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079320
eISBN:
9781781702345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079320.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book offers a full account of the role played by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English Republican ideas in eighteenth-century France. Challenging some of the dominant accounts of the ... More


Viscount Bolingbroke:an atypical commonwealthman

Rachel Hammersley

in The English Republican tradition and eighteenth-century France: Between the Ancients and the Moderns

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079320
eISBN:
9781781702345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079320.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Given his French connections and influence, Henry St John, Viscount Bolingbroke played an important role as a conduit for the transfer of English republican ideas across the Channel. It seemed that ... More


Bolingbroke’s French associates

Rachel Hammersley

in The English Republican tradition and eighteenth-century France: Between the Ancients and the Moderns

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079320
eISBN:
9781781702345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079320.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Bolingbroke's role in disseminating republicanism and the commonwealth tradition ideas in France has never been fully explored. This chapter focuses on this neglected aspect of Bolingbroke's ... More


Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain

Ian Crowe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781275
eISBN:
9780804783354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781275.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is an innovative study of the formative influences shaping the early writings of the Irish-English statesman Edmund Burke and an early case-study of the relationship between the business of ... More


Unraveling the Threads in Burke's ‘Vindication of Natural Society’

in Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781275
eISBN:
9780804783354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781275.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how a collaborative network of writers at Tully's Head came to view Lord Bolingbroke's influence upon Alexander Pope in the light of his contested intellectual legacy, and of ... More


Pathways of Political Change

J. C. D. Clark

in Thomas Paine: Britain, America, and France in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198816997
eISBN:
9780191858666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816997.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, History of Ideas

Paine showed throughout his career a historically well-informed awareness of the shortcomings of English monarchs after 1688 and 1714, whom he regarded as usurpers: it was a practical critique that ... More


Alexander Pope and the Modes of Faith

Philip Connell

in Secular Chains: Poetry and the Politics of Religion from Milton to Pope

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199269587
eISBN:
9780191820496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269587.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The book’s final chapter surveys the career of Alexander Pope, with a particular emphasis on his religious beliefs and their complex relation to his developing identity as a poet of political ... More


1711–1712

Frances Harris

in The General in Winter: The Marlborough-Godolphin Friendship and the Reign of Anne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198802440
eISBN:
9780191840746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802440.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The final chapter shows how the partnership continues until Godolphin’s death. When Godolphin realizes that Harley (now Earl of Oxford) has begun a secret peace treaty separately from the Allies, he ... More


English Enlightenment Histories, 1750–c.1815

Karen O’Brien

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0026
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines histories written by English writers of the period 1750–c.1815. These include Edward Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776–88), Catharine ... More


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