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Andrew Fletcher: Political Works

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: November 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521433914

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  • This is the first complete modern edition of the political works of Andrew Fletcher (1655-1716), one of the most acute observers of the European political order of his time and an important forerunner of the Scottish Enlightenment. Famous for his opposition to the Union with England in 1707, he viewed the problems of his own country in the light of a much broader knowledge of European affairs. His writings illustrate the long influence of Machiavelli on European political thought, and illuminates the major themes of the Enlightenment.

    • First complete modern edition of political works of major Scottish thinker
    • Massive relevance to current Devolution debate: Andrew Marr (Independent, July 1997) proposed erection of statue to Fletcher outside new Scottish parliament!
    • Notes on text will make readers aware of the range of Fletcher's references and the sharpness of his observation
    • Editor's introduction drawing on new research into Fletcher's life to reveal the full extent of his interests
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521433914
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology of Fletcher's Life
    Bibliographical Guide
    Biographical Notes
    Note on the Text and Edition
    A Discourse of Government with relation to Militia's
    Two Discourses concerning the Affairs of Spain, written in the year 1698
    A Discourse concerning the Affairs of Spain, written in the month of July, 1698
    A Speech upon the State of the Nation: in April 1701
    Speeches by a Member of the Parliament which began at Edinburgh the 6th of May, 1703
    An Account of a Conversation concerning the Right Regulation of Governments for the Common Good of Mankind. In a Letter to the Marquiss of Montrose, the Earls of Rothes, Roxburg and Haddington, from London the first of December, 1703
    List of Variants.

  • Author

    Andrew Fletcher


    John Robertson, St Hugh's College, Oxford

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