Benjamin Furly 1646-1714
A quaker merchant and his milieu
2007, cm 15 x 22, viii-278 pp.
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These essays by a distinguished team of scholars discuss the diverse interests and activities of the English Quaker Merchant, Benjamin Furly (1636-1714). Book collector, defender of religious freedom, political radical, Furly was at the centre of a network which included John Locke, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Pierre Bayle, William Penn and John Toland. Also edited here for the first time are writings relating to the Quaker controversy concerning ‘hat honour’ in which Furly defended the radical Quaker John Perrot.
Sarah Hutton is a graduate of New Hall, Cambridge and The Warburg Institute, University of London. She currently holds a Chair at Aberystwyth University. She has published extensively on seventeenth century intellectual history, and has special interests in the Cambridge Platonists and early
modern women thinkers. Her books include, Anne Conway. A Woman Philosopher (CUP, 2004), Newtonand Newtonianism (edited with James E. Force, Kluwer, 2004), Platonism and the English Imagination(edited with Anna Baldwin, CUP, 1994), and an edition of Ralph Cudworth’s Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality (CUP, 1996). She is Director of the series International Archives of the History of Ideas/Archives internationales d’histoire des idées.