The Resource Hobbes, sovereignty, and early American literature, Paul Downes

Hobbes, sovereignty, and early American literature, Paul Downes

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Hobbes, sovereignty, and early American literature
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Hobbes, sovereignty, and early American literature
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Paul Downes
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eng
Summary
"Hobbes, Sovereignty, and Early American Literature pursues the question of democratic sovereignty as it was anticipated, theorized and resisted in the American colonies and in the early United States. It proposes that orthodox American liberal accounts of political community need to be supplemented and challenged by the deeply controversial theory of sovereignty that was articulated in Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan (1651). This book offers a radical re-evaluation of Hobbes's political theory and demonstrates how a renewed attention to key Hobbesian ideas might inform inventive re-readings of major American literary, religious and political texts. Ranging from seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Puritan attempts to theorize God's sovereignty to revolutionary and founding-era debates over popular sovereignty, this book argues that democratic aspiration still has much to learn from Hobbes's Leviathan and from the powerful liberal resistance it has repeatedly provoked"--
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Downes, Paul
Dewey number
810.9/358
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS186
LC item number
.D69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
172
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Sovereignty in literature
  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Politics and literature
  • United States
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intellectual life
  • Politics and literature
  • Sovereignty in literature
  • United States
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Hobbes, sovereignty, and early American literature, Paul Downes
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Hobbes and the golden calf -- 1. Sovereignty's new clothes -- 2. Rereading Leviathan: the "state of nature" and the "artificial soul" -- 3. Hobbes in America -- 4. "Heaven's sugar cake": Puritan sovereignty -- 5. Tyranny's corpse: Jonathan Mayhew's revolutionary sermon on Romans 13 -- 6. "Imperium in imperio": founding sovereignty -- 7. Tar and feathers: Hawthorne's revolution -- 8. Hobbes, slavery, and sovereign resistance -- 9. Nat Turner and the African American revolution
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9781107085299
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014048686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)899880576
  • (OCoLC)ocn899880576
Label
Hobbes, sovereignty, and early American literature, Paul Downes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Hobbes and the golden calf -- 1. Sovereignty's new clothes -- 2. Rereading Leviathan: the "state of nature" and the "artificial soul" -- 3. Hobbes in America -- 4. "Heaven's sugar cake": Puritan sovereignty -- 5. Tyranny's corpse: Jonathan Mayhew's revolutionary sermon on Romans 13 -- 6. "Imperium in imperio": founding sovereignty -- 7. Tar and feathers: Hawthorne's revolution -- 8. Hobbes, slavery, and sovereign resistance -- 9. Nat Turner and the African American revolution
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9781107085299
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014048686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899880576
  • (OCoLC)ocn899880576

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