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By Ellen Meiksins Wood

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The 16th and 17th centuries observed the increase of capitalism and the trendy countryside, the institution of an more and more foreign economic climate, and the beginnings of contemporary colonialism. It used to be a turbulent time, marked via innovative advancements in tradition and faith, social clash, political upheaval, and civil conflict. It used to be additionally an age of passionate debate and radical innovation in political concept and perform. Many modern political ideologies and concepts—ideas of the nation, civil society, estate, and person rights, to call a few—can hint their ancestry to this era.

Illuminating the roots of latest Western political inspiration, A Trumpet of Sedition surveys canonical texts via fashionable thinkers reminiscent of Thomas extra, Richard Hooker, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, radicals just like the Levellers and Gerrard Winstanley and different much less popular yet very important figures. In transparent and energetic prose, whereas situating them of their social and political context in new and unique methods and contrasting the English case to others in Europe. by means of studying political principles no longer basically as free-floating abstractions yet as dwelling encounters with the old experience—the formation of the English country and the increase of agrarian capitalism—A Trumpet of Sedition illuminates the roots of latest Western political concept.

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