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Sovereignty and the Sword: Harrington, Hobbes, and Mixed Government in the English Civil Wars

Arihiro Fukuda

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206835
eISBN:
9780191677328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206835.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

The English civil wars of the mid-seventeenth century produced two political thinkers of genius: Thomas Hobbes and James Harrington. They are known today as spokesmen of opposite positions, Hobbes of ... More


HOW TO CONTROL TYPES

Roman Kossak and James H. Schmerl

in The Structure of Models of Peano Arithmetic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568278
eISBN:
9780191718199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568278.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter makes use of an induced version of Ramsey's Theorem to prove several results: the Abramson-Harrington theorem on omitting large indiscernible sets and Hanf numbers for models of ... More


Other Petrarchs in Early Modern England

Michael Wyatt

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the traces of Petrarchism in England during the early modern period. It discusses Roger Ascham's attack on Petrarch, Elizabeth Tudor's translation of the first ninety lines of ... More


Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Jason P. Rosenblatt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In the midst of an age of prejudice, John Selden’s immense, neglected rabbinical works contain magnificent Hebrew scholarship that respects — to an extent remarkable for the times — the ... More


Melancholic Men

Janice Carlisle

in Common Scents: Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165098
eISBN:
9780199787685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165098.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter treats the principal male characters of Oliphant's Salem Chapel, Dickens' Great Expectations, and Meredith's Evan Harrington, each of whom is inodorate, a characterization that points to ... More


Science and Policy in the Restoration

Ted McCormick

in William Petty: And the Ambitions of Political Arithmetic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547890
eISBN:
9780191720529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547890.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter looks at Petty's continuing scientific work and growing interest in economic and social questions between the Restoration of the Stuart monarchy and his invention of political arithmetic ... More


The Arcadia

H. K. Woudhuysen

in Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Among major literary works of the English Renaissance the composition, circulation, and publication in manuscript and print of the Arcadia are unusually well documented. Although they differ on ... More


Political Alternatives and Israelite Foundations

Achsah Guibbory

in Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

After Charles I's execution, England became officially a ‘Commonwealth.’ But discussion continued: what did a ‘commonwealth’ mean? England's new order and Cromwell (even as Lord Protector) were ... More


The Charisma of Italy

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry and the Realm of Politics: Shakespeare to Dryden

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117315
eISBN:
9780191670916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117315.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

On 23 July I553 Mr John Lock, on his voyage to Jerusalem, glimpsed ‘the white walles’ of the fortified city of Ragusa, on the coast of Dalmatia or, by its ancient name, Illyria. Ragusa was, however, ... More


The Changeling’s Debt: Maria Edgeworth’s Productive Fictions

Catherine Gallagher

in Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670–1820

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182436
eISBN:
9780191673801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182436.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the productive fictions of Maria Edgeworth. These works show Edgeworth's desire to ground them in clear and distinct general principles, which was nurtured by her strange late ... More


Introduction:: A New Era in English Political Theory

Arihiro Fukuda

in Sovereignty and the Sword: Harrington, Hobbes, and Mixed Government in the English Civil Wars

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206835
eISBN:
9780191677328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206835.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the emergence of a new era of English political theory during the two decades of the English civil war during the period from 1640 to ... More


The Challenge of James Harrington, 1653–1656:: Fear, Necessity, Equality

Arihiro Fukuda

in Sovereignty and the Sword: Harrington, Hobbes, and Mixed Government in the English Civil Wars

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206835
eISBN:
9780191677328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206835.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines James Harrington's criticism of the political theory of Thomas Hobbes. In his The Commonwealth of Oceana, Harrington suggested that the failure of the Rump Parliament was ... More


Harrington's Theory of Balanced Sovereignty, 1656–1660 (I):: Interest, Authority, Equality

Arihiro Fukuda

in Sovereignty and the Sword: Harrington, Hobbes, and Mixed Government in the English Civil Wars

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206835
eISBN:
9780191677328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206835.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines James Harrington's theory of balanced sovereignty. Harrington argued that the solution to anarchy is a mixed government and he believed that the ancient doctrines of monarchy, ... More


Harrington's Theory of Balanced Sovereignty, 1656–1660 (II):: Interest, Sovereignty, Mixed Government

Arihiro Fukuda

in Sovereignty and the Sword: Harrington, Hobbes, and Mixed Government in the English Civil Wars

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206835
eISBN:
9780191677328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206835.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the notion of ‘balanced’ and ‘absolute’ sovereignty in James Harrington's theory of balanced sovereignty and mixed government. Harrington argued that an equal commonwealth is ... More


The End of the Era, 1660–1683:: Balance, Nobility, Resistance

Arihiro Fukuda

in Sovereignty and the Sword: Harrington, Hobbes, and Mixed Government in the English Civil Wars

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206835
eISBN:
9780191677328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206835.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the failure of Thomas Hobbes and James Harrington's proposed theories of sovereignty to put an end to anarchy in England. During the Restoration regime, the government was able ... More


Epilogue

Hilary Gatti

in Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe: From Machiavelli to Milton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163833
eISBN:
9781400866304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163833.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter studies Henry Neville's Plato redivivus (Plato reborn, 1681), a work that continued the discussion of republican rule under the influence of a reading of Machiavelli. It compares and ... More


James Harrington: An Intellectual Biography

Rachel Hammersley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809852
eISBN:
9780191847172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809852.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

James Harrington was a significant political and intellectual figure of the mid-seventeenth century, whose life and works embody the complex and contested web of political, religious and cultural ... More


Editing the republic: Milton, Harrington and the Williamite monarchy, 1698–1714

Justin Champion

in Republican Learning: John Toland and the Crisis of Christian Culture, 1696-1722

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719057144
eISBN:
9781781700259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719057144.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on John Toland's efforts to defend the sovereignty of reason in politics by undertaking the adventurous project of republishing the canonical works of the commonwealth tradition ... More


Planning The War On Poverty: Fixing the Poor or Fixing the Economy?

Frank Stricker

in Why America Lost the War on Poverty—and How to Win it

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831113
eISBN:
9781469603575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882290_stricker.6
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty that set in motion a series of programs such as increased spending and lower taxes to stimulate job creation, Medicare and Medicaid, ... More


Cutting Poverty or Cutting Welfare: Conservatives Attack Liberalism

Frank Stricker

in Why America Lost the War on Poverty—and How to Win it

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831113
eISBN:
9781469603575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882290_stricker.12
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the clash between liberalism and conservatism over poverty and welfare in the United States from the 1970s to the 1990s, focusing on personalities such as Martin Anderson, ... More


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