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Sidney: Court Maxims (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)by Algernon Sidney
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This remarkable expression of republican thought has never before been published. Algernon Sidney was among the most unrelenting republican partisans of the seventeenth century, and was executed for his opposition to Charles II. Written during Sidney's continental exile, the vivid Court Maxims was only recently rediscovered. The work presents a lively discussion about the principles of government and the practice of politics, articulating a vital tradition of republicanism in an absolutist age.
This remarkable republican text has never before been published. Algernon Sidney was executed for his opposition to Charles II, and wrote Court Maxims during his continental exile. The work's lively discussion of moral values in politics articulates a vital tradition of republicanism in an absolutist age.
Remarkable document of republican thought by a radical later executed by Charles II.
Table of Contents
Preface, biographical and critical introduction etc; Text (comprising 15 dialogues).
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