By undertaking archival work in seventeenth-century pamphlets, CM
set out to ensure that her history should surpass that of Hume
(who was generally regarded as a Tory historian, though he was ambivalent about this label)...
The topic of this pamphlet is the Corsican independence struggle; it attacks Hobbes
for monarchist views. It sets out a constitution for a hypothetical free Corsica, influenced by James Harrington
's utopian Oceana, written...