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James Harrington's <i>The Commonwealth of Oceana</i> and the Republican Tradition

Rachel Hammersley

in The Oxford Handbook of Literature and the English Revolution

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560608
Published online January 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199560608.013.0029

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

James Harrington's The Commonwealth of Oceana and the Republican Tradition

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This article examines James Harrington's book, The Commonwealth of Oceana. The aim of the book was to demonstrate that England was ripe for republican government and to provide a blueprint for the type of republic that ought to be adopted. Harrington's account, contemporary responses to Oceana, Harrington's other works, and Harrington's legacy are discussed.

Keywords: James Harrington; The Commonwealth of Oceana; republican government

Article.  8146 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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