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Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Kathleen Lynch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Autobiographical narrative is seldom viewed as a catalyst for the social and political upheavals of mid‐seventeenth#x2010;century England and its colonies. This book argues that it should be. ... More


Cases of Conscience in Seventeenth-Century England

KEITH THOMAS

in Public Duty and Private Conscience in Seventeenth-Century England: Essays Presented to G.E. Aylmer

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202295
eISBN:
9780191675270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202295.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Keith Thomas, the author of this chapter, discusses the cases of conscience and their written resolutions in seventeenth-century England. He notes that this is the period in English history when men ... More


Rhetoric

Susan Wiseman

in Conspiracy and Virtue: Women, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205127
eISBN:
9780191709579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205127.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Women's theoretical exclusion from the political sphere generated not silence but highly developed linguistic and figurative responses in seventeenth century England. This chapter analyses women's ... More


Conspiracy and Virtue: Women, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England

Susan Wiseman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205127
eISBN:
9780191709579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205127.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

What was the relationship between woman and politics in seventeenth century England? Responding to this question, Conspiracy and Virtue argues that theoretical exclusion of women from the political ... More


Introduction

Kyle F. Zelner

in A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip's War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797181
eISBN:
9780814797464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797181.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter argues for the importance of studying the interactions between war and society in early American militias. No one before now has systematically examined the identity of ... More


Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries

Alison A. Chapman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226729152
eISBN:
9780226729329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

John Milton is widely known as the poet of liberty and freedom. But his commitment to justice, which runs throughout his prose works, is often missed when viewed at the distance of the twenty-first ... More


Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England

Paul C. H. Lim

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195339468
eISBN:
9780199979097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339468.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book offers an examination of the polemical debates about the doctrine of the Trinity in seventeenth-century England, showing that this philosophical and theological re-configuration ... More


From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

Gerald Stourzh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226776361
eISBN:
9780226776385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776385.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Spanning both the history of the modern West and the author's own five-decade journey as a historian, this essay collection covers the same breadth of topics that has characterized his career—from ... More


Executive Power in France

Denis Baranger

in The Executive and Public Law: Power and Accountability in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199285594
eISBN:
9780191700361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285594.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The term executive power was first coined in seventeenth-century England in the context of the civil wars and it later gained currency in America and France. In both countries, it was marked with a ... More


Metaphors of religious anxiety in Early Modern England

Kenneth Austin

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

This chapter examines the conceptualization and expression of ideas relating to fear in seventeenth-century England. Centred around a discrete corpus of ten ‘Puritan’ texts concerned with the ‘fear ... More


Political Communication and Political Culture in England, 1558-1688

Barbara J. Shapiro

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783620
eISBN:
9780804784580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783620.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book surveys the channels through which political ideas and knowledge were conveyed to the English people from the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth I to the Revolution of 1688. It argues that ... More


Empiricism’s Secret History: Fleetwood and Rousseau

Zoe Beenstock

in The Politics of Romanticism: The Social Contract and Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474401036
eISBN:
9781474422147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401036.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Criticism often organizes Godwin’s career by genre, suggesting that Godwin progressed from political theory to sentimental fiction. Instead this chapter argues that Godwin follows Rousseau in writing ... More


Liberty, Tyranny, and the Divine Order

Jakob De Roover

in Europe, India, and the Limits of Secularism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460977
eISBN:
9780199086313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460977.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the principles of liberal toleration crystallized as the result of an internal tension and dynamic of post-Reformation Christendom. On the one hand, the process of ... More


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