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Of Philosophers and Kings: Political Philosophy in Shakespeare's Macbeth and King Lear Paperback – May 30 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (May 30 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802086055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802086051
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 626 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,191,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This is an excellent book, one of the best attempts I have seen to look at Shakespeare's plays in light of political philosophy. Indeed it suggests that Shakespeare had his own contribution to make to political philosophy. The book is at once thoughtful, insightful, provocative and eye-opening, and it should be of interest to anyone concerned with Shakespeare.'

(Paul Cantor Department of English, University of Virginia)

'Craig has articulated a powerful theory that may serve as a guide for a great deal of subsequent interpretation of Shakespeare's plays, and in doing so, he has provided a touchstone by which many contemporary studies of the political importance and understanding of Shakespeare may be (and should be) judged.'

(Joseph Lane The Review of Politics)

About the Author

Leon Harold Craig is a professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.

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