Republican Learning


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Preface Abbreviations Introduction: locating John Toland Part One: Republics of Learning 1. "The traffick of books": Libraries, friends and conversation 2. Publishing reason: John Toland and print and scribal communities 3. Reading Mystery: the reception of Christianity not mysterious 1696-1702 Part Two: The war against tyranny and prejudice 4. Editing the republic: Milton, Harrington and the Williamite Monarchy, 1698-1714 5. Anglia Libera: Protestant liberties and the Hanoverian succession, 1700-1714 6. Sapere aude: 'Commonwealth' politics under George I, 1714-1722 Part Three: Subversive Learning 7. Respublica Mosaica: impostors, legislators and civil religion 8. De studio theologia: patristic erudition and the attack on scripture 9. "A complete history of priestcraft": the druids and the origins of ancient virtue Conclusion: writing enlightenment Index

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Justin Champion is a Reader of History at Royal Holloway, University of London


'This is a significant contribution based on extensive new research, and is likely to be the standard account of Toland for many years to come.' Professor David Wootton, Queen Mary, University of London 'Justin Champion's Republican Learning ... manages to be both a scholarly and very readable account of the life and thought of the 17th-18th-century freethinker.' Greg Neil, Editor, BBC History Magazine

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