Addison's 'Cato' and the transformation of republican discourse in the early eighteenth century

Walker, David (2003) Addison's 'Cato' and the transformation of republican discourse in the early eighteenth century. British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 26 (1). pp. 91-108. ISSN 0141-867X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-0208.2003.tb00263...

Abstract

Addison’s play is read in this article against the context of Whig political thought and the re-emergence of a transformed republicanism that took place in the long eighteenth century. The approach taken throughout is interdisciplinary. The context of a revived republican discourse is traced from the mid-1650s. The argument made is that Addison was drawing on republican historiography and the emergent canon of English republican writing to warn his audience about the threat to liberty implicit in an unrestricted monarchy. In this respect the article takes its place in the current revival of critical and historical interest in Whig political writing in the long eighteenth century.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: English drama, republicanism
Subjects: L200 Politics
Q300 English studies
V100 History by period
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 29 May 2008 14:49
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2307

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