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The Political Writings of James Harrington: Representative Selections (The Library of Liberal Arts) Hardcover – December 3, 1980

ISBN-13: 978-0313226700 ISBN-10: 0313226709

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Product Details

  • Series: The Library of Liberal Arts
  • Hardcover: 165 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood Press Reprint (December 3, 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313226709
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313226700
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,320,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mad Max TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 12, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is a compilation of writings by English utopian philosopher James Harrington (1611-1677). He was a political theorist of classical republicanism, best known for his writing The Commonwealth of Oceana (included in this collection), a book which was censored and seized by Oliver Cromwell. Harrington was subsequently arrested and tortured.

This collection includes:

Part I: A System of Politics
(Includes 10 articles/selections, on government, civil disobedience, religion, military, etc).

Part II: The Commonwealth of Oceana

Part III: The Rota
(Includes 6 articles/selections on forming a utopian model of a free state based on equal commonwealth)
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