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Mary Astell, Political Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

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Publisher Comments:

The writings of the High Church Tory pamphleteer Mary Astell (1666--1731) are a remarkable and underestimated contribution to the constitutional debates which ushered in the modern liberal democratic state. An interlocutor with Swift and Defoe, Astell was perhaps the first systematic critic of Locke's writings, something which has been overlooked in the considerable literature evaluating the reception of Locke's Two Treatises on Government. Astell's political pamphlets Reflections upon Marriage, A Fair Way with Dissenters, and An Impartial Enquiry into the Origins of Rebellion ran to five editions in her lifetime, but have never been reprinted in their entirety. This new edition makes accessible the major works of a fine English stylist and important political theorist.

Synopsis:

First modern edition of three works by an important female political theorist.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chronology; Bibliographical essay; 1. Reflections upon Marriage; 2. A Fair Way with Dissenters and their Patrons; 3. An Impartial Enquiry into the Causes of Rebellion; notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521418003
Editor:
Springborg, Patricia
Editor:
Springborg, Mary
Editor:
Springborg, Patricia
Editor:
Springborg, Mary
Author:
Springborg, Patricia
Author:
Geuss, Raymond
Author:
Skinner, Quentin
Author:
Astell, Mary
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Astell, Mary, --1668-1731
Subject:
Political science--Great Britain--History--18th century--Sources
Subject:
Astell, Mary
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
337
Dimensions:
8.79x5.66x.93 in. 1.00 lbs.

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