The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau's Civil Disobedience
(Routledge Guides to the Great Books)
Taylor, Bob Pepperman
224 p. 21 cm.
Including the full text of Thoreau's essay, The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau's Civil Disobedience explore the context of Thoreau's writing, analyses different interpretations of the text and considers how posthumous edits to Thoreau's work have altered its intended meaning.
Since its publication in 1849, Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience has influenced protestors, activists and political thinkers all over the world. Including the full text of Thoreau's essay, The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau's Civil Disobedience explores the context of his writing, analyses different interpretations of the text and considers how posthumous edits to Civil Disobedience have altered its intended meaning. It introduces the reader to: the context of Thoreau's work and the background to his writing the significance of the references and allusions the contemporary reception of Thoreau's essay the ongoing relevance of the work and a discussion of different perspectives on the work. Providing a detailed analysis which closely examines Thoreau's original work, this is an essential introduction for students of politics, philosophy and history, and all those seeking a full appreciation of this classic work.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Reading Civil Disobedience 3. Interpretations 4. Problems in Political Philosophy 5. Thoreau and American Political Thought 6. Text of Civil Disobedience Bibliography
Subject:Thoreau, Henry David, Civil disobedience.