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Sovereignty: Seventeenth-Century England and the Making of the Modern Political Imaginary

Feisal G. Mohamed

Abstract

Sovereignty is the first-order question of a politics attaching itself to the state, and seventeenth-century England provides an important case study in the roots of its modern iterations. With these central claims in view, this book explores the thought of Thomas Hobbes, John Milton, and Andrew Marvell, as well as lesser-known figures, such as William Fiennes, Lord Saye and Sele, and John Barclay. In addition to political philosophy and literary studies, it also takes account of the period’s legal history, such as the exercise of the crown’s feudal rights through the Court of Wards and Liveri ... More

Keywords: Sovereignty, raison d’état, political theology, Thomas Hobbes, John Milton, Andrew Marvell

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198852131
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198852131.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Feisal G. Mohamed, author
Professor in the PhD Program in English and Coordinator of The Program in Global Early Modern Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY

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