De Republica Anglorum: A Discourse on the Commonwealth of England

 
9780716517955: De Republica Anglorum: A Discourse on the Commonwealth of England
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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Excerpt: ... A NECESSARIE Table of all the principall matters contained in this Booke. OF the diversities of common wealthes or governements. Chapter i. Pagina 9. What is just or Lawe in everie common wealth or governement. cap. 2. pag. 10. An other division of common wealthes. chap. 3. pag. n. Example of chaunges in the manner of governement chap. 4. pag. 12. Of the question what is right and just in everie common wealth, chap. 5. pag. 13. That common wealths or governements are not (most commonly) simple but mixt. chap. 6. pag. 14. The definition of a King and of a Tyrant, chap. 7. pag. 14. Of the absolute king. chap. 8. pag. 16. Of the name king and the administration of England, chap. 9. pag. 18. What is a common wealth, and the partes thereof, chap. 10. pag. 20. The first sort or beginning of an house or familie called olKovopia. chap. n. pag. 22. The first & natural beginning of a kingdome, in Greeke fiacriXela. chap. 12. pag. 23. The first and naturall beginning of the rule of a fewe of the best men called in Greeke, 'ApiaroKparia. ca. 13. pa. 25. The first originall or beginning of the rule of the multitude called UoKtrcla or ArnioKparia. chap. 14. pag. 26. That the common wealth or policie must be according to the nature of the people, chap. 15. pag. 28. The division of partes and persons of the common wealths, chap. 16. pag. 29. The first part of Gentlemen of England called Nobilitas major, chap. 17^ pag. 31. Of the second sort of Gentlemen of England called Nobilitas minor, and first of knights, chap. 18. pag. 32. Of Esquiers. chap. 19. pag. 37. Of Gentlemen, chap. 20. pag. 38. Whether the maner of Englande in making Gentlemen so easilie is to be allowed, chap. si. pag. 40. Of Citizens and Burgesses, chap. 2*. pag. 41. Of Yeomen, chap. 23. pag. 42. Of the fourth sort of men which do n...

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Written while the author was ambassador to France, describes the constitution of England under Elizabeth I in a way that indicates tendencies toward republican ideals.

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