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The Political Thought of Thomas Spence - Beyond Poverty and Empire (Hardcover) Loot Price: R3,803
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The Political Thought of Thomas Spence - Beyond Poverty and Empire (Hardcover): Matilde Cazzola

The Political Thought of Thomas Spence - Beyond Poverty and Empire (Hardcover)

Matilde Cazzola

Series: Ideas beyond Borders

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The book is an intellectual analysis of the political ideas of English radical thinker Thomas Spence (1750-1814), who was renowned for his "Plan", a proposal for the abolition of private landownership and the replacement of state institutions with a decentralized parochial organization. This system would be realized by means of the revolution of the "swinish multitude", the poor labouring class despised by Edmund Burke and adopted by Spence as his privileged political interlocutor. While he has long been considered an eccentric and anachronistic figure, the book sets out to demonstrate that Spence was a deeply original, thoroughly modern thinker, who translated his themes into a popular language addressing the multitude and publicized his Plan through chapbooks, tokens, and songs. The book is therefore a history of Spence's political thought "from below", designed to decode the subtle complexity of his Plan. It also shows that the Plan featured an excoriating critique of colonialism and slavery as well as a project of global emancipation. By virtue of its transnational scope, the Plan made landfall in the British West Indies a few years after Spence's death. Indeed, Spencean ideas were intellectually implicated in the largest slave revolt in the history of Barbados.

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Imprint: Taylor & Francis
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Ideas beyond Borders
Release date: November 2021
First published: 2022
Authors: Matilde Cazzola
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 274
ISBN-13: 978-1-03-206292-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > Theory & methods > Historiography
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > Theory & methods > Historiography
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
LSN: 1-03-206292-4
Barcode: 9781032062921

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