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

Author/Creator:
Skinner, Quentin author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018. , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 432 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Coriolanus.
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527. Principe.
Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679
Coriolanus (Shakespeare, William)
Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare, William)
Principe (Machiavelli, Niccolò)
Humanism in literature.
Rhetoric.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects.
Humanism in literature.
Rhetoric
Rhetoric -- Political aspects.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 384-422) and index.
ISBN:
9781107128859
1107128854
1107569362
9781107569362
9781316415559
1316415554
OCLC:
1021036638
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