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Author Schulman, Alex, author.

Title Rethinking Shakespeare's political philosophy : from Lear to Leviathan / Alex Schulman.

Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2014.

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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy EUP
Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy EUP.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Title page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Series Editor's Preface; Introduction; Part I Shakespearean Antiquity ; 1 The Birth of Tragicomedy (in the defeat of Hector by Ulysses); 2 Pagan Christs: Politics in the Roman Plays; Part II Shakespearean Modernity; 3 King Lear and the State of Nature; 4 Shakespeare's Novus Ordo Seclorum: Freedom and Authority in the English Histories; 5 Shakespeare and the Theological-Political Problem; Epilogue: Brave New Worlds; NOTES; Index.
Summary What were Shakespeare's politics? As this study demonstrates, contained in Shakespeare's plays is an astonishingly powerful reckoning with the tradition of Western political thought, one whose depth and scope places Shakespeare alongside Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes and others. This book is the first attempt by a political theorist to read Shakespeare within the trajectory of political thought as one of the authors of modernity. From Shakespeare's interpretation of ancient and medieval politics to his wrestling with issues of legitimacy, religious toleration, family conflict, and econ.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Political science.
Politics in literature.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9780748682423 (electronic bk.)
0748682422 (electronic bk.)
9780748682416 (hardback)