Algernon Sidney and the English Republic, 1623-1677. First Edition in dustjacket.


SCOTT, Jonathan. Algernon Sidney and the English Republic, 1623-1677. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, (1988). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xii,1-258,(2). 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History series. "In the century following his execution for treason in 1683, Algernon Sidney became one of the most widely influential political writers -- in both Europe and America -- that England had ever produced. This is the first full-scale study of Sidney for more than a century, and the first ever study of his political thought. The book describes Sidney's republican political ideas and their laterimpact. It sets them in their ideological context, in relation to their so urces and to the ideas of contemporaries, including Milton, Harrington, Vane, and Locke. It then asks: how did this ideology develop, and why? The answer involves a series of investigations: of Sidney's family background; of the nature of his personal life and family relationships; and of his publicpolitical career. On this latter score we follow Sidney's progress from pa rliamentarian soldier in the English Civil War, to senior member and ambassador of the English Republic, to embittered exile after the Restoration in 1660. During his time in the republican Netherlands in 1665-6 Sidney wrote a major early work, The Court Maxims, which has only recently been discovered and receives its first full exposition here. The book ends after Sidney's seventeen-year-exile in France - at the age of 54 -in 1677. The final sixyears in England to follow, in its restoration political context, are to b e the subject of a separate study."(from the dj) Contents : Preface, Acknowledgements, 1 introduction: the man and the myths, PART ONE: FAMILY AND IDEAS, 2 Political and Religious thought,2 Family and background, 4 Family andpolitics, PART TWO; WAR AND POLITICS, 5 Diplomacy and war 1635-48, 6 Repub lic 1649-53, 7 Tyranny 1653-59, 8 War and diplomacy 1659-60, PART THREE: RESTORATION AND EXILE, 9 The Restoration, 10 Rome 1660-63, 11 The Exiles 1663-66, 12 The Court Maxims, 13 The Dutch Connection, 14 Le Comte de Sidney 1666-77, Index. Very Good in Dust Jacket 65.00

Title: Algernon Sidney and the English Republic, 1623-1677. First Edition in dustjacket.

Author Name: SCOTT, Jonathan. SIDNEY, Algernon). Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History).

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1988, ISBN:0521352908:

Seller ID: 113537

Keywords: UNITED KINGDOM ENGLAND BRITISH POLITICAL HISTORY POLITICS ENGLISH REVOLUTION CIVIL WAR PHILOSOPHY THOUGHT SCHOLARLY PURITAN PURITANS RESTORATION,