Download PDF by John Spurr: Anthony Ashley Cooper, First Earl of Shaftesbury 1621–1683

By John Spurr

ISBN-10: 0754661717

ISBN-13: 9780754661719

Anthony Ashley Cooper, First Earl of Shaftesbury, used to be a tremendous at the English political scene of the later 17th century. regardless of taking over hands opposed to the king within the Civil conflict, and his energetic participation within the republican governments of the 1650s, Shaftesbury controlled to keep a number one function in public affairs following the recovery of Charles II, being raised to the peerage and maintaining a number of significant workplaces. Following his dismissal from executive in 1673 he then turned de facto chief of the competition faction and champion of the Protestant reason, ahead of eventually fleeing the rustic in 1681 following fees of excessive treason. so that it will comprehend totally one of these advanced and arguable determine, this quantity attracts upon the specialized wisdom of 9 top students to enquire Shaftesbury's lifestyles and popularity. in addition to re-evaluating the well known episodes during which he was once concerned - his early republican sympathies, the Cabal, the Popish Plot and the politics of occasion faction - different much less conventional subject matters also are explored. those contain his involvement with the growth of England's in another country colonies, his courting with John Locke, his connections with Scotland and eire and his excessive profile public recognition. every one bankruptcy has been particularly commissioned to provide an perception right into a diverse side of his profession, when concurrently including to an total overview of the fellow, his activities and ideology. As such, this booklet provides a different and coherent photo of Shaftesbury that attracts upon the very most up-to-date interdisciplinary examine, and should doubtless stimulate extra paintings at the so much fascinating baby-kisser of his generation.

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