English Democratic Ideas in the Seventeenth Century

English Democratic Ideas in the Seventeenth Century

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G. P. Gooch
Cambridge University Press, 3/9/2009
EAN 9780521079013, ISBN10: 0521079012

Paperback, 328 pages, 20.3 x 12.7 x 1.9 cm
Language: English

The essay out of which the present work has grown obtained the Thirlwall Prize in 1897. The design of this Essay is to serve both as an illustration of English history in the seventeenth century and as a contribution to the history of political ideas. English political thinking from the Reformation to the opening of the eighteenth century can be divided broadly into what may be called the Monarchical and the Democratic; for even among the more oligarchic systems of thought there is a democratic element. The former has been already adequately portrayed. An attempt is now for the first time made to relate the story of the latter.

1. The Origin of Modern Democratic Ideas
2. The Growth of Democratic Ideas in England Before the Seventh Century
3. The Growth of English Democracy During the First Forty Years of the Seventh Century
4. The Birth of Republicanism
5. The Political Opinions of the Army
6. The Foundation of the Republic
7. The Antagonists of the Oligarchy
8. Monarchy without Kingship
9. The New Religious Bodies
10. The Years of Anarchy
11. Democratic Ideas in the Latter part of the Seventeenth Century.