Sovereignty: Seventeenth-Century England and the Making of the Modern Political Imaginary (Hardback)Feisal G. Mohamed (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 406 g
Dimensions: 223 x 142 x 19 mm
Professor Mohamed is a distinguished student of English Renaissance literature who also has formidable expertise in political philosophy and legal history. This knowledge has been admirably distilled in this study, and ably accommodated to the understanding of students and scholars of the period. I particularly enjoyed the reading of John Barclay and the romances of the 1650s, the fresh understanding of Milton's Paradise Regained, and the shrewd account of Marvell's reworking of Cavalier poetry - and the epilogue on Uzzah is a triumph. I learned an immense amount from the book, and heartily recommend it. * Gordon Campbell, Fellow in Renaissance Studies, University of Leicester *
Feisal Mohamed's Sovereignty is an impressively original, interdisciplinary contribution to the study of seventeenth century political thought and to contemporary democratic theory. Employing tools from literary theory and intellectual history, Mohamed sheds new light on debates over sovereignty in seventeenth century England and their legacies in twentieth century state theory. A powerful re-reading of sovereignty from Hobbes to Schmitt. * John P. McCormick, Professor, Political Science Department, University of Chicago *
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