Humanism and America :

Fitzmaurice, Andrew.

Humanism and America : An Intellectual History of English Colonisation, 1500-1625. - 1 online resource (235 pages) - Ideas in Context ; v.67 . - Ideas in Context .

Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- CHAPTER 1 Introduction -- CHAPTER 2 The moral philosophy of Tudor colonisation -- TUDOR MORAL PHILOSOPHY: THE VITA ACTIVA AND CORRUPTION -- ALEXANDER BARCLAY'S SCEPTICISM -- JOHN RASTELL'S APOLOGY -- RICHARD EDEN'S PROJECTIONS -- THOMAS SMITH AND IRELAND -- HUMPHREY GILBERT'S PROJECTS -- THE MORAL PHILOSOPHY OF GILBERT'S PROJECTS -- WALTER RALEGH'S PROJECTS -- THE MORAL PHILOSOPHY OF RALEGH'S PROJECTS -- CHAPTER 3 The moral philosophy of Jacobean colonisation -- THE VIRGINIA COMPANY -- THE PARTICIPANTS -- THE VITA ACTIVA AND CORRUPTION -- MORAL PHILOSOPHY AFTER TOBACCO -- NEWFOUNDLAND AND NOVA SCOTIA -- NEW ENGLAND -- CHAPTER 4 Rhetoric - 'not the Words, but the Acts' -- THE FOUNDATION OF COMMONWEALTHS -- LINGUISTIC POSSESSION -- PLAIN STYLE AND 'ASIATIC' CORRUPTION -- CHAPTER 5 Law and history -- RELIGIOUS JUSTIFICATIONS -- NATURAL LAW: RES NULLIUS, TRADE AND FRIENDSHIP -- CONQUEST AND JUST WAR -- LEGAL HUMANISM -- NOSTALGIA FOR NATIVE VIRTUES -- THE DENIAL OF DISPOSSESSION -- CHAPTER 6 The Machiavellian argument for colonial possession -- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, THE TEMPEST -- JOHN SMITH -- CHAPTER 7 Conclusion -- Bibliography -- PRIMARY SOURCES -- SECONDARY SOURCES -- Index.

A major study of the impact of Renaissance humanism upon the English colonization of America.

9781139148955


Great Britain--Colonies--America--History--16th century.


Electronic books.

E127 .F58 2003

325.3410973