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The Resource Patriarcha and other writings, Sir Robert Filmer ; edited by Johann P. Sommerville

Patriarcha and other writings, Sir Robert Filmer ; edited by Johann P. Sommerville

Label
Patriarcha and other writings
Title
Patriarcha and other writings
Statement of responsibility
Sir Robert Filmer ; edited by Johann P. Sommerville
Title variation
Filmer: 'Patriarcha' & Other Writings
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Contributor
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In seventeenth-century England, patriarchalist thinking shaped English ideas not only about the family but also about society and the state. Many thinkers argued that the state should be seen as a family, and that the king held the powers of a father over his subjects. The classic texts of patriarchal political thinking were written by Sir Robert Filmer (1588{u2013}1653), one of the most acute defenders of absolute monarchy. In addition to presenting his own patriarchalist theory, Filmer's works contain incisive attacks on democratic thinking and on the notion that political obligation stems from a contract between ruler and ruled. His political works are here edited from the original manuscript and printed sources, with an introduction which locates Filmer's ideas in their historical and ideological contexts. These texts - to which John Locke replied in his influential Two Treatises of Government - provide highly important documents for the understanding of political and social ideas at a decisive stage in the development of English attitudes
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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1588?-1653
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Filmer, Robert
Dewey number
321/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
JC153
LC item number
.F492 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sommerville, J. P.
Series statement
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political science
  • Monarchy
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Patriarcha and other writings, Sir Robert Filmer ; edited by Johann P. Sommerville
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511812644
Extent
1 online resource (xlvi, 327 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521399036
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Patriarcha and other writings, Sir Robert Filmer ; edited by Johann P. Sommerville
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511812644
Extent
1 online resource (xlvi, 327 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521399036
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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