New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 1991. The companion volume to the highly successful Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought, this book presents a comprehensive account of the development of European political thinking through the Renaissance and the Reformation to the "scientific revolution" and political upheavals of the seventeenth century.
This book, first published in 1992, presents a comprehensive scholarly account of the development of European political thinking through the Renaissance and the reformation to the 'scientific revolution' and political upheavals of the seventeenth century. It is written by a highly distinguished team of contributors.
Introduction J. H. BURNS; PART I. RENAISSANCE AND COUNTER-RENAISSANCE1. Humanism and political theory ANTHONY GRAFTON; 2. Italian political thought, 1450-1530 NICOLAI RUBINSTEIN; 3. Law DONALD R. KELLEY; 4. Transalpine humanism BRENDAN BRADSHAW; 5. Scholasticism: survival and revival J. H. BURNS; PART II. RELIGION, CIVIL GOVERNMENT, AND THE DEBATE ON CONSTITUTIONS: 6. Christian obedience and authority, 1520-50 FRANCIS OAKLEY; 7. Calvinism and resistance theory, 1550-80 ROBERT KINGDON; 8. Catholic resistance theory, ultramontanism, and the royalist response, 1580-1620 J. H. M. SALMON; 9. Constitutionalism HOWELL A. LLOYD; 10. Sovereignity and the mixed constitution: Bodin and his critics JULIAN H. FRANKLIN; 11. Utopianism 12. Absolutism and royalism J. P. SOMMERVILLE; 13. England: ancient constitution and common law Corinne C. Weston; 14. Leveller democracy and the puritan revolution DAVID WOOTTON; 15. English republicanism BLAIR WORDEN; state Peter Burke; 17. Grotius and Selden RICHARD TUCK; 18. Hobbes and Spinoza NOEL MALCOLM; PART V. NATURAL LAW AND UTILITY: 19. Pufendorf ALFRED DUFOUR; 20. The reception of Hobbes MARK GOLDIE; 21. Locke JAMES TULLY.