HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT: EARLY MODERN (RENAISSANCE TO FRENCH REVOLUTION)

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4
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0
Number: 
212B
CCN: 
72252
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749 Barrows
Location: 
M 2-5
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In this iteration of the course in Renaissance and Early Modern Political Thought, we will focus on a close reading of The Elements of Law (1640) by Thomas Hobbes.  This work has a similar range to that of Hobbes's 1651 Leviathan, though with much less attention to theological and ecclesiastical matters.  The earlier weeks of the course will be devoted to a consideration of background materials that are also of intrinsic interest, including Jean Bodin's Six Books of the Republic.

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