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Harrington: 'The Commonwealth of Oceana' and 'a System of Politics'

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James Harrington's brief career as a political and historical theorist spans the last years of the Cromwellian Protectorate and the Restoration of 1660. This volume comprises the first and last of Harrington's writings. Harrington was the first theorist to interpret the English Civil Wars as a revolution, the result of a long-term process of social change which led to the decay of the old political order. The Commonwealth of Oceana (1656) is a fictionalised presentation of English history up to the victory of the New Model ...

Harrington: 'The Commonwealth of Oceana' and 'a System of Politics' 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521423298

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