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From humanism to Hobbes : studies in rhetoric and politics, Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary University of London)

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From humanism to Hobbes : studies in rhetoric and politics
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From humanism to Hobbes
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studies in rhetoric and politics
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Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary University of London)
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The aim of this collection is to illustrate the pervasive influence of humanist rhetoric on early-modern literature and philosophy. The first half of the book focuses on the classical rules of judicial rhetoric. One chapter considers the place of these rules in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, while two others concentrate on the technique of rhetorical redescription, pointing to its use in Machiavelli's The Prince as well as in several of Shakespeare's plays, notably Coriolanus. The second half of the book examines the humanist background to the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. A major new essay discusses his typically humanist preoccupation with the visual presentation of his political ideas, while other chapters explore the rhetorical sources of his theory of persons and personation, thereby offering new insights into his views about citizenship, political representation, rights and obligations and the concept of the state. --
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  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Humanism in literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Rhetoric
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From humanism to Hobbes : studies in rhetoric and politics, Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary University of London)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 384-422) and index
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on1021036638
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xiii, 432 pages
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9781107128859
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1021036638
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From humanism to Hobbes : studies in rhetoric and politics, Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary University of London)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 384-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1021036638
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 432 pages
Isbn
9781107128859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1021036638

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