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Monarchisms in the age of enlightenment; liberty, patriotism, and the common good.


Monarchisms in the age of enlightenment; liberty, patriotism, and the common good.

Ed. by Hans Blom et al.

U. of Toronto Press


306 pages



UCLA Center/Clark series


Especially in the US monarchy and monarchism during the 17th and 18th centuries have been much maligned, and political scientists and historians here endeavor to set the record straight. For one thing, the post-modernist enlightenment has shown that there is no common monarchism--or common anything--only particular manifestations. They look at the thought of Spinoza, Bayle, Fenelon, Hume, and Montesquieu; enlightenment Christian and millenarian monarchisms; defending and resisting absolute monarchy; and reflections on the British monarchy.

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