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Behemoth, or, The Long Parliament /
Thomas Hobbes ; edited by Paul Seaward.
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Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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x, 426 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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0198248717 (Cloth), 9780198248712 (Cloth)
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Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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0198248717 (Cloth)
9780198248712 (Cloth)
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7010208
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Paul Seaward has produced a major piece of scholarship ... to those who have been captivated by this multi-faceted book for a long time, it comes as a blessing.
[Seaward's] edition compares to the standard Töennies edition rather as a colour television compares to black and white ... Seaward's Behemoth fulfils the promise of the Clarendon series - under Noel Malcolm's leadership - to give readers the scholarly editions which the texts deserve.
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'Behemoth' is a history of the English Civil Wars and Interregnum (1640-60) written by one of England's most famous philosophers, Thomas Hobbes. It covers the events which were the background to his major philosophical writings, especially 'Leviathan', and is the only work in which where he discusses them directly.
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Behemoth is a history of the English Civil Wars and Interregnum (1640-60) written by England's most famous philosopher, Thomas Hobbes. It covers the events which were the background to his major philosophical writings, especially Leviathan, and is the only place where he discusses them directly.This is the first scholarly edition of a text of great importance for students of seventeenth century history and political thought.
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Behemoth is Thomas Hobbes's narrative of the English Civil Wars from the beginning of the Scottish revolution in 1637 to the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, and is his only composition to address directly the history of the events which formed the context of his writings in Leviathan and elsewhere on sovereignty and the government of the Church. Although presented as an account of past events, it conceals a vigorous attack on the values of the religious and political establishment of Restoration England. This is the first fully scholarly edition of the work, and the first new edition of the text since 1889. Based on Hobbes's own presentation manuscript, it includes for the first time an accurate transcription of the passages which Hobbes had deleted in the text, and notes made by early readers.
Main Description
Behemoth is Thomas Hobbes's narrative of the English Civil Wars from the beginning of the Scottish revolution in 1637 to the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, and is his only composition to address directly the history of the events which formed the context of his writings in Leviathan andelsewhere on sovereignty and the government of the Church. Although presented as an account of past events, it conceals a vigorous attack on the values of the religious and political establishment of Restoration England. This is the first fully scholarly edition of the work, and the first newedition of the text since 1889. Based on Hobbes's own presentation manuscript, it includes for the first time an accurate transcription of the passages which Hobbes had deleted in the text, and notes made by early readers.
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"Behemoth is Thomas Hobbes's narrative of the English Civil Wars from the beginning of the Scottish revolution in 1637 to the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660. It is his only composition to address directly the history of the events which formed the context of his writings in Leviathan and elsewhere on sovereignty and the government of the Church. Although presented as an account of past events, it conceals a vigorous attack on the values of the religious and political establishment of Restoration England. This is the first fully scholarly edition of the work, and the first new edition of the text since 1889. Based on Hobbes's own presentation manuscript, it includes for the first time an accurate transcription of the passages which Hobbes had deleted in the text, and notes made by early readers."--BOOK JACKET.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations
List of Illustrations
General Introduction
Textual Introduction
To the Right Honourable Sr. Henry Bennet Baron of Arlington
First Dialogue
Second Dialogue
Third Dialogue
Fourth Dialogue
Register of variants
Appendix: Readers' notes in early copies of Behemoth
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