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Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653) and the Patriotic Monarch

Patriarchalism in Seventeenth-Century Political Thought

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Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653) and the Patriotic Monarch by Cesare Cuttica
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This book, now available in paperback, studies the patriarchalist theories of Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653) in the context of early modern English and European political cultures. Making use of unexplored primary material and adopting an innovative contextual approach, Cuttica provides a long-overdue account of an often referred-to but largely misunderstood thinker. By focusing on Filmer's most important writing, Patriarcha (written in the 1620s-30s but published in 1680), this monograph rethinks some crucial issues in the reading of political history in the seventeenth century. Most importantly, it invites new reflections on the theory of patriarchalism and gives novel insights into the place of patriotism in the development of English political discourse and identity. Thanks to its originality in both approach and content, this volume will be of interest to historians of early modern England as well as scholars of political thought. -- .

Author Biography

Cesare Cuttica is Marie Curie Fellow in Intellectual History in the Department of History at University of Sussex -- .
Release date Australia
August 1st, 2015
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Manchester University Press
Pages
296
Dimensions
156x234x17
ISBN-13
9780719099182
Product ID
22943433

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