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11 Making the Canon? The Early Reception of the République in Castilian Political Thought

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This chapter discusses the ways in which the Six livres de la République fed into Castilian political discourse. It takes its cue from Francis Bacon, exploring some of the "Contract of Errour betweene the Deliuerer and the Receiuer" of this particular text. The enquiry, then, is one into Bodin as a contested and ambiguous source in Castilian political discourse, into what different readers understood or wanted him to have said, and why, and how they used the République to suit their understanding and purpose. They picked over the treatise, guided by the pressing issues of the day, mining it for suitable quotations, concepts, and evidence, and picked it apart. Bodin's Castilian readers rarely treated the text as a doctrinally coherent 'whole'. The authors using the République make "contracts of errour" in the sense of a contract that is meant to assign interpretative agency mostly or solely to the "receiuer".

Keywords: Castilian political discourse; République



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