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|Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:15 am Post subject: Harrington and Oceana and The Rota
|This is a sort of lecture discussing Harrington's Oceana but it is being debated at points in terms of Christian ideals ...
James Harrington (or Harington) (3 January 1611 – 11 September 1677) was an English political theorist of classical republicanism.. Best known for his controversial work, The Commonwealth of Oceana (1656). This work was an exposition on an ideal constitution, designed to facilitate the development of a utopian republic.
The Commonwealth of Oceana, published 1656, is a composition of political philosophy written by the English politician and essayist, James Harrington (1611–1677). The unsuccessful first attempt to publish Oceana was officially censored by Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658). It was eventually published, with a dedication to Cromwell.
The Rota Club refers to a debate society, composed of learned gentlemen, who debated republican ideology in London between November 1659 and February 1660. The Club was founded and dominated by James Harrington. It began during the English Interregnum (1649–1660) and lasted until the early months of the Restoration (1660).