Revolution by Degrees

James Tyrrell and Whig Political Thought in the Late Seventeenth Century

  • Julia Rudolph

Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the Whig theory of resistance that emerged from the Revolution of 1688 in England, and presents an important challenge to the received opinion of Whig thought as confused and as inferior to the revolutionary principles set forth by John Locke. While a wealth of Whig literature is analyzed, Rudolph focuses upon the work of James Tyrrell, presenting the first full-length study of this seminal Whig theorist, and friend and colleague of John Locke. This book provides a compelling argument for the importance of Whig political thought for the history of liberalism.

Keywords

England history revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Julia Rudolph
    • 1
  1. 1.Bucknell UniversityLewisburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781403990273
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40877-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-9027-3
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