Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

16 Bodin in the English Revolution

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

A significant number of European works were published in English translation during the 1640s and 1650s, but, with one exception, there was nothing of Jean Bodin to follow the 1606 Richard Knolles' translation of The Six Bookes of a Commonweale. The exception was the publication in 1648 of Sir Robert Filmer's The Necessity of the Absolute Power of All Kings: And in Particular of the Kings of England, a set of extracts from the Knolles' translation. The absence of translation might pose questions about the depth of English engagement with Bodin; however it is counter-balanced by a wealth of references to him in the political writings of the English Revolution. But this extensive array of citations poses some questions of its own. Most of the references to Bodin are isolated; they cover some very familiar topics and ignore much else.

Keywords: English Revolution; Jean Bodin; Richard Knolles; The Six Bookes of a Commonweale



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Reception of Bodin — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation