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Walter Ralegh's History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance$
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Nicholas Popper

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226675008

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226675022.001.0001

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Presentation: Political Practice and the Past

Presentation: Political Practice and the Past

(p.209) Chapter Five Presentation: Political Practice and the Past
Walter Ralegh's History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance

Nicholas Popper

University of Chicago Press

This chapter carries out an investigation of Ralegh's histories of political institutions and warfare. These histories show his skills in compiling and deploying information. It explains how early modern government demanded more of his expertise was demanded steadily over time. It also looks at the subject of political morality and the origins of governments and explains Ralegh's fallen warfare as well as war and history in early modern Europe.

Keywords:   Society of Antiquaries, warfare, political institutions, morality, anti-Spanish, modern government, Jacobean society

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