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The Routledge guidebook to Paine's Rights of man

Title
The Routledge guidebook to Paine's Rights of man / Frances A Chiu.
ISBN
9780415703918
0415703913
9780415703925
0415703921
9780203762479
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
Copyright Notice Date
©2020
Physical Description
ix, 282 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary
"Upon publication in 1791-92, the two parts of Thomas Paine's Rights of Man proved to be both immensely popular and highly controversial. An immediate bestseller, it not only defended the French revolution but also challenged current laws, customs, and government. The Routledge Guidebook to Paine's Rights of Man provides the first comprehensive and fully contextualized introduction to this foundational text in the history of modern political thought, addressing its central themes, reception, and influence. The Guidebook examines: the history of rights, populism, representative governments, and challenges to monarchy from the 12th through 18th century; Paine's arguments against monarchies, mixed governments, war, and state-church establishments; Paine's views on constitutions; Paine's proposals regarding suffrage, inequality, poverty, and public welfare; Paine's revolution in rhetoric and style; the critical reception upon publication and influence through the centuries, as well as Paine's relevance today. The Routledge Guidebook to Paine's Rights of Man is essential reading for students of eighteenth-century American and British history, politics and philosophy, and anyone approaching Paine's work for the first time"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Guidebook to Paine's Rights of man
Other formats
Online version: Chiu, Frances, The Routledge guidebook to Paine's Rights of Man. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 04, 2024
Series
Routledge guides to the great books.
The Routledge guides to the great books
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
1 Thomas Paine's Rights of Man Part 1, Sections I-VIII p. 62
2 Rights of Man, Part 2, Preface-Chapter 3 p. 150
3 Rights of Man Part 2, Chapter 4 p. 173
4 Rights of Man, Part 2, Chapter 5 p. 203.
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