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The Puritan cosmopolis : the law of nations and the early American imagination, Nan Goodman

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The Puritan cosmopolis : the law of nations and the early American imagination
Title
The Puritan cosmopolis
Title remainder
the law of nations and the early American imagination
Statement of responsibility
Nan Goodman
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Puritan Cosmopolis traces a sense of kinship that emerged from within the larger realm of Puritan law and literature in late seventeenth-century New England. Nan Goodman argues that these early modern Puritans-connected to the cosmopolis in part through travel, trade, and politics-were also thinking in terms that went beyond feeling affiliated with people in remote places, or what cosmopolitan theorists call "attachment at a distance." In this way Puritan writers and readers were not simply learning about others, but also cultivating an awareness of themselves as ethically related to people all around the world. Such thought experiments originated and advanced through the law, specifically the law of nations, a precursor to international law and an inspiration for much of the imagination and literary expression of cosmopolitanism among the Puritans. The Puritan Cosmopolis shows that by internalizing the legal theories that pertained to the world writ large, the Puritans were able to experiment with concepts of extended obligation, re-conceptualize war, contemplate new ways of cultivating peace, and rewrite the very meaning of Puritan living. Through a detailed consideration of Puritan legal thought, Goodman provides an unexpected link between the Puritans, Jews, and Ottomans in the early modern world and reveals how the Puritan legal and literary past relates to present concerns about globalism and cosmopolitanism" -- From the publisher
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1957-
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Goodman, Nan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in American literary history
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  • American literature
  • Law and literature
  • Puritans
  • Puritan movements in literature
  • New England
  • American literature
  • Civilization
  • Law and literature
  • Puritan movements in literature
  • Puritans
  • New England
  • United States
Label
The Puritan cosmopolis : the law of nations and the early American imagination, Nan Goodman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The literary cosmopolis and its legal past -- The law of nations and the sources of the cosmopolis -- The cosmopolitan covenant -- The manufactured millennium -- Evidentiary cosmopolitanism -- Cosmopolitan communication and the discourse of pietism -- Epilogue: The law of the cosmopolis and its literary past
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780190642822
Lccn
2017036775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1004376198
Label
The Puritan cosmopolis : the law of nations and the early American imagination, Nan Goodman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The literary cosmopolis and its legal past -- The law of nations and the sources of the cosmopolis -- The cosmopolitan covenant -- The manufactured millennium -- Evidentiary cosmopolitanism -- Cosmopolitan communication and the discourse of pietism -- Epilogue: The law of the cosmopolis and its literary past
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780190642822
Lccn
2017036775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1004376198

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