Reason Of State, Propaganda, And The Thirty Years' War: An Unknown Translation By Thomas Hobbes
- Oxford University Press
- Publication Date:
- 21 January 2010
Acclaimed writer and historian Noel Malcolm presents his sensational discovery of a new work by Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679): a propaganda pamphlet on behalf of the Habsburg side in the Thirty Years' War, translated by Hobbes from a Latin original. Malcolm's book explores a fascinating episode in seventeenth-century history, illuminating both the practice of early modern propaganda and the theory of "reason of state".