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Catharine Macaulay : political writings

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Title
Catharine Macaulay : political writings / edited by Max Skjönsberg, University of Cambridge.
ISBN
9781009307482
1009307487
9781009307444
1009307444
9781009307451
9781009307468
Publication
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2023.
Copyright Notice Date
©2023
Physical Description
xli, 312 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary
"The writings of republican historian and political pamphleteer Catharine Macaulay (1731-91) played a central role in debates about political reform in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution. A critical reader of Hume's bestselling History of England, she broke new ground in historiography by defending the regicide of Charles I and became an inspiration for many luminaries of the American and French revolutions. While her historical and political works engaged with thinkers from Hobbes and Locke to Bolingbroke and Burke, she also wrote about religion, philosophy, education and animal rights. Influencing Wollstonecraft and proto-feminism, she argued that there were no moral differences between men and women and that boys and girls should receive the same education. This book is the first scholarly edition of Catharine Macaulay's published writings and includes all her known pamphlets along with extensive selections from her longer historical and political works"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Macaulay, Catharine, 1731-1791 Catharine Macaulay Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2023
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 09, 2023
Series
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Chronology
Further reading
Editorial conventions
Selections from The History of England The History of England (1763-83)
Loose Remarks on Certain Positions to be Found in Mr. Hobbes's 'Philosophical Rudiments of Government and Society' with a Short Sketch of a Democratical Form of Government, in a Letter to Signor Paoli (1767)
Observations on a Pamphlet entitled 'Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents' (1770)
A Modest Plea for the Property of Copy Right (1774)
An Address to the People of England, Scotland and Ireland on the Present Important Crisis of Affairs (1775)
Selections from The History of England from the Revolution to the Present Time in a Series of Letters to a Friend (1778)
Selections from Letters on Education, with Observations on Religious and Metaphysical Subjects (1790)
Observations on the Reflections of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke on the Revolution in France (1790)
Index.
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Biographies.
History.
Citation

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