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Francis Oakley
Williams College (Williamstown, MA 01267-2600)

The Nature and Role of Consent in Late-Medieval and Early-Modern Political Thought

To examine the process whereby from the fourteenth century on into the mid-seventeenth, consent theories of one sort or another moved into the foreground of European political thinking. Without this process, the doctrine of consent could hardly have come to play a prominent role in the later tradition of political thinking that runs from Hobbes to Hegel and beyond.

Project fields:
European History; Medieval History; Renaissance History

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Total amounts:
$16,707 (approved)
$16,707 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1976 – 12/31/1976