The Resource The political thought of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653-1716), Giovanni Lista

The political thought of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653-1716), Giovanni Lista

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The political thought of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653-1716)
Title
The political thought of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653-1716)
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Giovanni Lista
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Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this thesis is twofold. On the one hand, it attempts to achieve a proper contextualisation of the works of the Scottish patriot Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653-­‐1712), drawing on but going beyond the studies of pure intellectual historians and focusing on Fletcher’s political stances. In this sense, his pamphlets are considered in chronological order and singularly in their most immediate context, that is the concrete issues they addressed, following the trajectory of their reception and the way they managed to modify the ongoing debates in relation to their practical aims. What emerges is the figure of a political activist rather than a systematic thinker, whose brilliant intuitions also belonged to the realm of concrete proposals rather than to utopian speculation only. On the other, the following dissertation bridges a gap in current historiography, constituting a first comprehensive and modern monograph on Fletcher. The introductory chapter indulges on his life, including some new sources and a specific section on his personal library. Chapter two focuses on the militia debate, exploring the distinctive radicality of Fletcher’s interventions, meant for an English and a Scottish audience. The third chapter deals with the economic reforms Fletcher designed for Scotland, reading them as an expression of English political arithmetic and a viable programme. The following chapter revolves around the intertwined ideas of reason of State and commerce, which Fletcher addressed in his Italian pamphlet on the Spanish succession crisis. The following section reconstructs the usage of the natural law theories in the debate about the Darien colony and Fletcher’s attack on the rise of factions in the English parliament. The closing chapter explores Fletcher’s role in the Union debates, looking at the reception of his parliamentary proposals and at the practical aims his last attributed publication tried to attain
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FIE
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Lista, Giovanni
Date time place
Defence date: 27 March 2018
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (HEC), 2018
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no index present
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non fiction
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theses
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • Fletcher, Andrew
  • Scotland
  • Scotland
  • Scotland
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The political thought of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653-1716), Giovanni Lista
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/53184
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Publication
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Examining Board: Professor Martin van Gelderen, EUI; Professor Ann Thomson, EUI; Professor Brian Young, University of Oxford; Professor Charles-Édouard Levillain, Université Paris Diderot
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-419)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
viii, 419 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088504582
Label
The political thought of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653-1716), Giovanni Lista
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/53184
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Martin van Gelderen, EUI; Professor Ann Thomson, EUI; Professor Brian Young, University of Oxford; Professor Charles-Édouard Levillain, Université Paris Diderot
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-419)
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
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
viii, 419 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088504582

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