By Ellen Meiksins Wood
The 16th and 17th centuries observed the increase of capitalism and the fashionable geographical region, the institution of an more and more overseas financial system, and the beginnings of contemporary colonialism. It used to be a turbulent time, marked via innovative advancements in tradition and faith, social clash, political upheaval, and civil battle. It used to be additionally an age of passionate debate and radical innovation in political thought and perform. Many modern political ideologies and concepts—ideas of the kingdom, civil society, estate, and person rights, to call a few—can hint their ancestry to this era.
Illuminating the roots of up to date Western political inspiration, A Trumpet of Sedition surveys canonical texts via famous thinkers resembling Thomas extra, Richard Hooker, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, radicals just like the Levellers and Gerrard Winstanley and different much less popular yet vital figures. In transparent and energetic prose, whereas situating them of their social and political context in new and unique methods and contrasting the English case to others in Europe. by way of studying political principles no longer basically as free-floating abstractions yet as residing encounters with the old experience—the formation of the English nation and the increase of agrarian capitalism—A Trumpet of Sedition illuminates the roots of latest Western political proposal.
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