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The Resource Natural law in English Renaissance literature, R.S. White, (electronic resource)

Natural law in English Renaissance literature, R.S. White, (electronic resource)

Label
Natural law in English Renaissance literature
Title
Natural law in English Renaissance literature
Statement of responsibility
R.S. White
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Natural law, whether grounded in human reason or divine edict, encourages men to follow virtue and shun vice. The concept dominated Renaissance thought, where its literary equivalent, poetic justice, underpinned much of the period's creative writing. R. S. White's study examines a wide range of Renaissance texts, by More, Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare and Milton, in the light of these developing ideas of Natural Law. It shows how writers as radically different as Aquinas and Hobbes formulated versions of Natural Law which served to maintain socially established hierarchies. For Aquinas, Natural Law always resided in the individual's conscience, whereas Hobbes thought individuals had limited access to virtue and therefore needed to be coerced into doing good by the state. White shows how the very flexibility and antiquity of Natural Law enabled its appropriation and application by thinkers of all political persuasions in a debate that raged throughout the Renaissance and which continues in our own time.--
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UkCbUP
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1948-
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White, R. S.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • English literature
  • Didactic literature, English
  • Natural law
  • Natural law
  • Natural law in literature
  • Renaissance
Label
Natural law in English Renaissance literature, R.S. White, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511553400
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • More's Utopia
  • 6.
  • 'Love is the fulfilling of the law': Arcadia and Love's Labour's Lost
  • 7.
  • 'Hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree': The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure
  • 8.
  • Shakespeare's The History of King Lear
  • 9.
  • Milton and Natural Law
  • 1.
  • Epilogue: Hobbes and the Demise of classical Natural Law
  • Appendix: Aquinas on the right to own private property
  • Natural Law in history and Renaissance literature
  • 2.
  • The heritage of classical Natural Law
  • 3.
  • The reception of Natural Law in Renaissance England
  • 4.
  • Law and literature in sixteenth-century England
Control code
CR9780511553400
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511553400
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726826107
Label
Natural law in English Renaissance literature, R.S. White, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511553400
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • More's Utopia
  • 6.
  • 'Love is the fulfilling of the law': Arcadia and Love's Labour's Lost
  • 7.
  • 'Hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree': The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure
  • 8.
  • Shakespeare's The History of King Lear
  • 9.
  • Milton and Natural Law
  • 1.
  • Epilogue: Hobbes and the Demise of classical Natural Law
  • Appendix: Aquinas on the right to own private property
  • Natural Law in history and Renaissance literature
  • 2.
  • The heritage of classical Natural Law
  • 3.
  • The reception of Natural Law in Renaissance England
  • 4.
  • Law and literature in sixteenth-century England
Control code
CR9780511553400
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511553400
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726826107

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