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Machiavellian Moments and the Exigencies of Leaving

Stuart Ward

highly subjective response to the parallel problem of devising a serviceable British history for a post-British world. Pocock's point of departure is the Aristotelian polis —the highest form of political community as it reemerged in the civic humanism

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Travel, Authority, and Framing the Subject

Elizabeth Justice’s A Voyage to Russia and Amelia

Matthew W. Binney

, travel writing and the novel,” and she contrasts the language of men, involving “disinterestedness,” the “universal,” and civic humanism, with the language for women, which forms the “symbolic complex of ‘the particular’”; this “particularist approach

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An Intellectual Genealogy of the Revolt against “Esprit de Système”

From the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Jeffrey D. Burson

William J. Bouwsma speaks of the sixteenth century as the “waning of the Renaissance,” a period during which the notion of empowering human nature through rhetoric, arts, and letters, so characteristic of Quattrocento civic humanism, was shaken by