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Bossuet: Politics Drawn from the Very Words of Holy Scripture

Bossuet: Politics Drawn from the Very Words of Holy Scripture

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: July 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521368070

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  • This is the first ever English rendition of the classic statement of divine right absolutism in French, published in 1707 when the power and glory of the French ancien régime was at its zenith. Patrick Riley has provided full supporting materials including a chronology, guide to further reading and brief notes on persons mentioned, in addition to a lucid introduction placing Bossuet's bibliocentric politics in their historical and intellectual context.

    • First English rendition of classic text which defends the divine right of absolute monarchy
    • Significant appeal to theology market, as well as to historians of ideas
    • Contains chronology, critical bibliography, biographies of figures who are mentioned in the text, and an introduction by the editor which places Bossuet in his historical and intellectual context
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521368070
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Critical bibliography
    A note on the text
    Biographical synopses
    Politics drawn from the very words of Holy Scripture
    First Book. Of the Principles of Human Society
    Second Book. On Authority: That the Royal and Hereditary [Type] is the Most Proper for Government
    Third Book. In Which One Begins to Explain the Nature and the Properties of Royal Authority
    Fourth Book. On the Characteristics of Royalty (Continuation)
    Fifth Book. Fourth and Final Characteristic of Royal Authority
    Sixth Book. The Duties of Subjects Toward the Prince, Based on the Preceding Doctrine
    Seventh Book. On the Particular Duties of Royalty
    Eighth Book. The Particular Duties of Royalty, Continued: Of Justice
    Ninth Book. The Supports of Royalty: Arms, Riches or Finances, and Councils
    Tenth and Final Book. Continuation of Helps to Royalty: Riches or Finances, Counsel
    The inconveniences and temptations which accompany royalty: and the remedies that one can bring to them.

  • Author

    Jacques Bossuet


    Patrick Riley, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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