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John Selden and the Western Political Tradition

Ofir Haivry (The Herzel Institute)
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Language
English
ISBN
9781107011342, 1107011345
Summary
"Legal and political theorist, common lawyer and parliamentary leader, historian and polyglot, John Selden (1584-1654) was a formidable figure in Renaissance England, whose real importance and influence are now being recognized once again. John Selden and the Western Political Tradition highlights his important role in the development of such early modern political ideas as modern natural law and natural rights, national identity and tradition, the political integration of church and state, and the effect of Jewish ideas on Western political thought. Selden's political ideas are analysed in the context of his contemporaries Grotius, Hobbes and Filmer. The book demonstrates how these ideas informed and influenced more familiar works of later thinkers like Burke"--
"Selden's political ideas are analysed in comparison to those of his contemporaries Grotius, Hobbes and Filmer, and the book demonstrates how these ideas informed and influenced the more familiar works of later thinkers such as Burke"--
Contents
  • Introduction: "Glory of the English nation" : the life, works and ideas of John Selden
  • Selden and the early modern crisis of knowledge and obligation
  • Selden and the early modern dispute about the foundations of political order
  • Law "fitted to the genius of the nation": Selden's theory of national tradition in law and politics
  • Selden and the "universal philosophy of morals" drawn from the Hebrew tradition
  • A "single sword": Selden's theory of religion and state
  • Conclusion: John Selden and the tradition of historical constitutionalism.
Description
xv, 504 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-484) and index.
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