Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Machiavellian MomentFlorentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

J. G. A. Pocock

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691172231

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691172231.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM PRINCETON SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.princeton.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Princeton University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use (for details see http://www.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 23 January 2018

The Problem of English Machiavellism

The Problem of English Machiavellism

Modes of Civic Consciousness before the Civil War

Chapter:
(p.333) Chapter X The Problem of English Machiavellism
Source:
The Machiavellian Moment
Author(s):

J.G.A. Pocock

Richard Whatmore

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691172231.003.0010

This chapter investigates how patterns of “Machiavellian” thought became operative in England, and at a later period in colonial and revolutionary America. Moreover, the chapter tackles the problem of England, in which there occurred in that culture nothing like the relatively simple options for vita activa, vivere civile, and the republican modeling of the historical self-image, which were all necessary in order to account for the highly complex conceptual reaarrangements which ensued. Republican and Machiavellian ideas had to become domiciled in an environment dominated by monarchical, legal, and theological concepts apparently in no way disposed to require the definition of England as a polis or the Englishman as a citizen.

Keywords:   English Machiavellianism, civic consciousness, England, America, Civil War, Machiavellian thought, English political order

Princeton Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.