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The English Republican tradition and eighteenth-century France: Between the Ancients and the Moderns

Rachel Hammersley


This book offers a full account of the role played by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English Republican ideas in eighteenth-century France. Challenging some of the dominant accounts of the Republican tradition, it revises conventional understandings of what Republicanism meant in both Britain and France during the eighteenth century, offering a distinctive trajectory as regards ancient and modern constructions and highlighting variety rather than homogeneity within the tradition. The book thus offers a new perspective on both the legacy of the English Republican tradition and the origins ... More

Keywords: English Republican ideas, eighteenth-century France, Republican tradition, Republicanism, French Revolution, John Toland, Viscount Bolingbroke, John Wilkes, Comte de Mirabeau

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719079320
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719079320.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Hammersley, author