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Arbitrary Rule

Arbitrary Rule

Slavery, Tyranny, and the Power of Life and Death

  • Author: Mary Nyquist
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022601553X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 435
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Slavery appears as a figurative construct during the English revolution of the mid-seventeenth century, and again in the American and French revolutions, when radicals represent their treatment as a form of political slavery. What, if anything, does figurative, political slavery have to do with transatlantic slavery? In Arbitrary Rule, Mary Nyquist explores connections between political and chattel slavery by excavating the tradition of Western political thought that justifies actively opposing tyranny. She argues that as powerful rhetorical and conceptual constructs, Greco-Roman political liberty and slavery reemerge at the time of early modern Eurocolonial expansion; they help to create racialized “free” national identities and their “unfree” counterparts in non-European nations represented as inhabiting an earlier, privative age. Arbitrary Rule is the first book to tackle political slavery’s discursive complexity, engaging Eurocolonialism, political philosophy, and literary studies, areas of study too often kept apart. Nyquist proceeds through analyses not only of texts that are canonical in political thought—by Aristotle, Cicero, Hobbes, and Locke—but also of literary works by Euripides, Buchanan, Vondel, Montaigne, and Milton, together with a variety of colonialist and political writings, with special emphasis on tracts written during the English revolution. She illustrates how “antityranny discourse,” which originated in democratic Athens, was adopted by republican Rome, and revived in early modern Western Europe, provided members of a “free” community with a means of protesting a threatened reduction of privileges or of consolidating a collective, political identity. Its semantic complexity, however, also enabled it to legitimize racialized enslavement and imperial expansion. Throughout, Nyquist demonstrates how principles relating to political slavery and tyranny are bound up with a Roman jurisprudential doctrine that sanctions the power of life and death held by the slaveholder over slaves and, by extension, the state, its representatives, or its laws over its citizenry.

The Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700

The Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700

  • Author: Lorna Hutson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191081981
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 650
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This Handbook triangulates the disciplines of history, legal history, and literature to produce a new, interdisciplinary framework for the study of early modern England. For historians of early modern England, turning to legal archives and learning more about legal procedure has seemed increasingly relevant to the project of understanding familial and social relations as well as political institutions, state formation, and economic change. Literary scholars and intellectual historians have also shown how classical forensic rhetoric formed the basis both of the humanist teaching of literary composition (poetry and drama) and of new legal epistemologies of fact-finding and evidence evaluation. In addition, the post-Reformation jurisdictional dominance of the common law produced new ways of drawing the boundaries between private conscience and public accountability. This Handbook brings historians, literary scholars, and legal historians together to build on and challenge these and similar lines of inquiry. Chapters in the Handbook consider the following topics in a variety of combinations: forensic rhetoric, poetics and evidence; humanist and legal learning; political and professional identities at the Inns of Court; poetry, drama, and visual culture; local governance and legal reform; equity, conscience, and religious law; legal transformations of social and affective relations (property, marriage, witchcraft, contract, corporate personhood); authorial liability (libel, censorship, press regulation); rhetorics of liberty, slavery, torture, and due process; nation, sovereignty, and international law (the British archipelago, colonialism, empire).

The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

  • Author: Sandrine Bergès,Alan Coffee
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191079421
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 240
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Interest in the contribution made by women to the history of philosophy is burgeoning. Intense research is underway to recover their works which have been lost or overlooked. At the forefront of this revival is Mary Wollstonecraft. While she has long been studied by feminists, and later discovered by political scientists, philosophers themselves have only recently begun to recognise the value of her work for their discipline. This volume brings together new essays from leading scholars, which explore Wollstonecraft's range as a moral and political philosopher of note, both taking a historical perspective and applying her thinking to current academic debates. Subjects include Wollstonecraft's ideas on love and respect, friendship and marriage, motherhood, property in the person, and virtue and the emotions, as well as the application her thought has for current thinking on relational autonomy, and animal and children's rights. A major theme within the book places her within the republican tradition of political theory and analyses the contribution she makes to its conceptual resources.

Milton and Questions of History

Milton and Questions of History

Essays by Canadians Past and Present

  • Author: Feisal Gharib Mohamed
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442643927
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 426
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Milton and Questions of History considers the contribution of several classic studies of Milton written by Canadians in the twentieth century. It contemplates whether these might be termed a coherent 'school' of Milton studies in Canada and it explores how these concerns might intervene in current critical and scholarly debates on Milton and, more broadly, on historicist criticism in its relationship to renewed interest in literary form. The volume opens with a selection of seminal articles by noted scholars including Northrop Frye, Hugh McCallum, Douglas Bush, Ernest Sirluck, and A.S.P. Woodhouse. Subsequent essays engage and contextualize these works while incorporating fresh intellectual concerns. The Introduction and Afterword frame the contents so that they constitute a dialogue between past and present critical studies of Milton by Canadian scholars.

The Complete Collected Works of Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (Hardcover Edition)

The Complete Collected Works of Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (Hardcover Edition)

  • Author: Phineas Parkhurst Quimby
  • Publisher: Seed of Life Publishing
  • ISBN: 0615240305
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 700
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Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802-1866) was a lifelong resident of Belfast, ME and a clockmaker, by trade. From the late 1840s until the time of his transition, he wrote down his own particular philosophical, psychological and metaphysical views on life, death, health, religion and the mind. His early studies of hypnosis, then called mesmerism, led him later on to develop his unique method of healing for both mental and physical affirmities. Proud of his New England heritage, passionate in his love of liberty and equality for all, outspoken in his admonitions against what he considered aristocracy and priestcraft, empathetic toward the sick and suffering, he recorded his experiences, experiments and case studies of his own life journey's explorations into humanity and spirituality, in order to leave behind, for us, what he found, for himself, to be universally applicable truths, for the benefit of all mankind. For this reason, he wrote this book. (Hardcover Edition) (700 pages)

Dictionary of poetical quotations

Dictionary of poetical quotations

  • Author: Sarah Josepha Hale
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 576
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The Poets' Offering for 1850

The Poets' Offering for 1850

  • Author: Sarah Josepha Buell Hale
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gift books
  • Page: 576
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The Knickerbocker; Or, New-York Monthly Magazine

The Knickerbocker; Or, New-York Monthly Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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A manual of Roman antiquities

A manual of Roman antiquities

  • Author: Thomas Swinburne Carr
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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