(ed.)
Cambridge University Press (2012)

Abstract
This collection of original essays by leading historians of political thought examines modern European thinkers' writings about conquest, colonization and empire. The creation of vast transcontinental empires and imperial trading networks played a key role in the development of modern European political thought. The rise of modern empires raised fundamental questions about virtually the entire contested set of concepts that lay at the heart of modern political philosophy, such as property, sovereignty, international justice, war, trade, rights, transnational duties, civilization and progress. From Renaissance republican writings about conquest and liberty to sixteenth-century writings about the Spanish conquest of the Americas through Enlightenment perspectives about conquest and global commerce and nineteenth-century writings about imperial activities both within and outside of Europe, these essays survey the central moral and political questions occasioned by the development of overseas empires and European encounters with the non-European world among theologians, historians, philosophers, diplomats and merchants.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2014
Buy this book $28.99 new   Amazon page
ISBN(s) 9781107460034   9781139574839   1107460034   0521839424
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 69,089
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Cultures in Orbit, or Justi-Fying Differences in Cosmic Space: On Categorization, Territorialization and Rights Recognition.Mario Ricca - 2018 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 31 (4):829-875.
John Locke, Christian Mission, and Colonial America.Jack Turner - 2011 - Modern Intellectual History 8 (2):267-297.
Adam Smith and Colonialism.David Williams - 2014 - Journal of International Political Theory 10 (3):283-301.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Colonialism and its Legacies.Jacob T. Levy (ed.) - 2011 - Lexington Books.
Ottoman Concepts of Empire.Einar Wigen - 2013 - Contributions to the History of Concepts 8 (1):44-66.
Republican Imperialism: J.A. Froude and the Virtue of Empire.Duncan Bell - 2009 - History of Political Thought 30 (1):166-191.
Enlightenment Against Empire.Sankar Muthu - 2003 - Princeton University Press.
Michael Oakeshott on European Political History.L. O'Sullivan - 2000 - History of Political Thought 21 (1):132-151.
Historiography as a Form of Political Thought.J. G. A. Pocock - 2011 - History of European Ideas 37 (1):1-6.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-07-07

Total views
3 ( #1,353,007 of 2,498,995 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #210,368 of 2,498,995 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes