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Filmer: 'Patriarcha' and Other Writings

Filmer: 'Patriarcha' and Other Writings

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: February 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521399036

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  • This volume contains the political writings of Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653), an acute defender of absolute monarchy and perhaps the most important patriarchal political theorist of the seventeenth century. The recent explosion of interest in women's history and the history of the family has greatly enhanced the audience for Filmer's work, and in this new edition Johann Sommerville provides accurate and accessible texts of his principal writings, accompanied by all the standard series features, including a concise introduction, chronology, guide to further reading and notes on Filmer's own text.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1991
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521399036
    • length: 380 pages
    • dimensions: 213 x 137 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Principal events in Filmer's life
    Bibliographical note
    The authorship and dating of some works attributed to Filmer
    A note on the text
    Abbreviations and sources
    1. Patriarcha
    2. The free-holders grand inquest
    3. The anarchy of a limited or mixed monarchy
    4. The necessity of the absolute power of all kings
    5. Observations concerning the originall of government, upon Mr Hobs 'Leviathan', Mr Milton against Salmasius, H. Grotius 'De Jure Belli'
    6. Observations upon Aristotles politiques touching forms of government, together with directions for obedience to governours in dangerous and doubtfull times
    Select biographical notes
    Textual notes

  • Author

    Robert Filmer


    Johann P. Sommerville, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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