Antedating of "Political Science"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 24 22:47:58 UTC 2005

political science (OED 1779)

1606 Edward Forset _A comparatiue discourse of the bodies natural and
politique_ 85 (Early English Books Online)  There bee sometimes such
nimble headed Pragmatickes, that taking vpon them to be great
entermedlers in state affaires, do for want of grounded knowledge in the
politicall science, make many foule escapes.

Fred Shapiro

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