Reason of State, Propaganda, and the Thirty Years’ War: An Unknown Translation by Thomas Hobbes

Oxford University Press, 2010 (Noel Malcolm, ed.)

In this volume, Noel Malcolm presents his recent discovery of a manuscript translation, in Hobbes’s handwriting, of a propaganda pamphlet written to support the Habsburgs in the Thirty Years’ War.  Malcolm introduces and contextualizes this work with six introductory chapters, which are followed by Hobbes’s translation and the Latin original.