In the Presence of the Past: Essays in Honour of Frank Manuel

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R.T. Bienvenu, M. Feingold
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 31, 1990 - History - 290 pages
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The broad canvas covered by the articles in the present volume celebrates the diversity and richness of the writings of Frank Manuel during a scholarly career that spans over five decades. The subjects of the articles - ranging from science to utopia, from theology to political thought - mirror many of the themes Manuel has written about with erudition, flair and uncommon perception. It is only fitting that in paying tribute to such a defiant intellect each author brings to his treatment a distinct perspective and texture, the result of his own original forays into the history of ideas. Yet underlying all the essays is the conviction that the study of the intersection of individuals and ideas still yields a rich harvest. Presented to Frank on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, In the Presence o/the Past honors a teacher, a friend and, above all, a scholar. R. T. Bienvenu and M. Feingold (eds). ln the presence of the past. vii. MARTIN PERETZ Frank Manuel: An Appreciation It was finally because of Frank Edward Manuel that I decided (however belatedly) to forgo a proper academic career. Since I had not left so much as a leafscar on the tree of the scholarly culture this is not a fact which anyone else would have reason to notice. It is also not, I am happy to add, something for which Manuel will be especially remembered.
 

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Contents

Thomas Hobbes and Early
41
John Selden and the Nature of SeventeenthCentury Science
55
Political Consciousness and Ideological
79
The Making of a Fourierist
93
Utopia and the Sharpest Anguish of the Age?
121
Early NineteenthCentury British Travel
193
Hawthorne in Utopia
215
Human Rights and Democracy
233
Liberal Social
249
The Dilemma of Dossiers de IAction
269
Index
287
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