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Author Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of, 1624?-1674, author.

Title Political writings / Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of New Castle ; edited by Susan James
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003


Description 1 online resource (xxxix, 298 pages)
Series Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
Contents The description of a new world, called the blazing world -- Orations of divers sorts, accommodated to divers places
Summary Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, published a wide variety of works including poems, plays, letters and treatises of natural philosophy, but her significance as a political writer has only recently been recognised. This major contribution to the series of Cambridge Texts includes the first ever modern edition of her Divers Orations on English social and political life, together with a new student-friendly rendition of her imaginary voyage, A New World called the Blazing World. Susan James explains the allusions made in this classic text, and directs readers to the many intellectual debates with which Cavendish engages. Together these two works reveal the character and scope of Margaret Cavendish's political thought. She emerges as a singular and probing writer, who simultaneously upholds a conservative social and political order and destabilises it through her critical and unresolved observations about natural philosophy, scientific institutions, religion, and the relations between men and women
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Subject Utopias -- Early works to 1800
Voyages, Imaginary -- Early works to 1800
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Political science
Politics and government
Social conditions
Voyages, Imaginary
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- Early works to 1800
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- Early works to 1800
Great Britain
Genre/Form Early works
Form Electronic book
Author James, Susan, 1951- editor.
ISBN 9781108667555
Other Titles Description of a new world, called the blazing world