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Published: 28 June 2011

232 Pages

ISBN: 9780748642533

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English Renaissance Republicans, Modern Selfhoods and the Virtue of Vulnerability

James Kuzner

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Renaissance Culture

  • First study to explore how early modern republican and contemporary radical thought connect with and complement each other
  • Traces the presence of English republicanism from the late sixteenth century to the late seventeenth
  • Analyses Renaissance literary texts in the context of classical, early modern, and contemporary political thought to add to how we think about selfhood in the present
  • Offers illuminating new readings of the place that English Renaissance figures occupy in histories of friendship, the public sphere, and selfhood more generally

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