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Humanism and the USA is the 1st significant examine of the impression of Renaissance humanism upon the English colonisation of the United States. Hitherto money owed of early American colonisation, and of eu colonisation typically, have put nice emphasis upon the hyperlinks among colonisation and modernity: those claims were made either by way of historians and through literary students. against this Andrew Fitzmaurice indicates that English growth used to be profoundly neo-classical in its idea, and that humanist traditions have been drastically influential within the early improvement of the yank colonies: extra competitive agendas simply later.


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12 This approach is frequently represented as ‘radical’ by contrast with those writers who restricted their advice to princes. , p. 163. See also Valerie Pearl, London and the outbreak of the Puritan revolution (Oxford, 1961), ch. 2; and Ian Archer, The pursuit of stability: Social relations in Elizabethan London (Cambridge, 1991). Goldie, ‘The unacknowledged republic’, p. 163. Thomas Smith, The commonwealth of England [De republica Anglorum], [London, 1583], ed. L. Alston (Cambridge, 1906), pp.

Moral philosophy of Tudor colonisation 33 duke of Northumberland, Cabot led a group of merchants interested in the prospect of overseas expansion. Eden’s link with Cabot was prompted not simply by a similar interest in the prospects of trade and colonisation but by the service he could bring to those ends through the employment of his humanistic skills. 79 Mary was on the throne and her marriage to Philip concluded when, in 1555, Eden published his translation of Martyr’s Decades, dedicated to the new king and queen.

545. On common perceptions of Ireland and America, see Nicholas Canny, ‘The ideology of English colonisation: from Ireland to America’, The William and Mary Quarterly, 30 (1973), pp. 575–98. 92 Humphrey Gilbert, I, p. 5. Quinn, ‘Sir Thomas Smith’, p. 543. 94 Rebellion in Munster in 1569 limited short-term colonising projects to the north. Three patents were granted in 1571 for colonies to be established in Ulster. 95 He entered into the venture with his son, Thomas Smith junior, who was to take day to day responsibility for the project including leadership of the colony once it was established.

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