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The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought C.350-c.1450

The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought C.350-c.1450

  • Author: J. H. Burns,James Henderson Burns
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521423885
  • Category: History
  • Page: 808
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This volume examines the history of a complex and varied body of ideas over a period of more than a thousand years.

The Cambridge History of Political Thought 1450-1700

The Cambridge History of Political Thought 1450-1700

  • Author: J. H. Burns
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521477727
  • Category: History
  • Page: 798
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This book, first published in 1992, presents a comprehensive scholarly account of the development of European political thinking through the Renaissance and the reformation to the 'scientific revolution' and political upheavals of the seventeenth century. It is written by a highly distinguished team of contributors.

Political Thought in Europe, 1250-1450

Political Thought in Europe, 1250-1450

  • Author: Antony Black
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521386098
  • Category: History
  • Page: 211
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The period c.1250-1450 ("the later Middle Ages") was seminal for the values of the modern world. State sovereignty, the separation of church and state, representation, the popular origin of government, and property rights are just a few of the ideas formulated during this time. Political Thought in Europe provides a lucid and accessible introduction to the period in the round, covering both major thinkers such as Aquinas, Marsiglio, Ockham, Wyclif and Cusa, and prevalent notions of church and state, empire and local sovereignty, civic and communal self-government, kingship, "the people", parliament, the law and experts ("the wise"). This is the first overall account to use recent advances in the methodology of the history of ideas.

A History of Medieval Political Thought

A History of Medieval Political Thought

300–1450

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136623426
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Political Thought

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Political Thought

  • Author: Terence Ball,Richard Bellamy
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521563543
  • Category: History
  • Page: 754
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A comprehensive overview of the development of political thought to the end of the twentieth century, first published in 2003.

The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought

The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought

  • Author: Mark Goldie,Robert Wokler
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521374224
  • Category: History
  • Page: 919
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A comprehensive overview of the development of political thought during the European enlightenment.

International Relations in Political Thought

International Relations in Political Thought

Texts from the Ancient Greeks to the First World War

  • Author: Chris Brown,Terry Nardin,Nicholas Rengger
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107393612
  • Category: Political Science
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This unique collection presents texts in international relations from Ancient Greece to the First World War. Major writers such as Thucydides, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Grotius, Kant and John Stuart Mill are represented by extracts of their key works; less well-known international theorists including John of Paris, Cornelius van Bynkershoek and Friedrich List are also included. Fifty writers are anthologised in what is the largest such collection currently available. The texts, most of which are substantial extracts, are organised into broadly chronological sections, each of which is headed by an introduction that places the work in its historical and philosophical context. Ideal for both students and scholars, the volume also includes biographies and guides to further reading.

Jesuit Political Thought

Jesuit Political Thought

The Society of Jesus and the State, c.1540–1630

  • Author: Harro Höpfl
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139452427
  • Category: Political Science
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Harro Höpfl presents here a full-length study of the single most influential organized group of scholars and pamphleteers in early modern Europe (1540–1630), namely the Jesuits. He explores the academic and political controversies in which they were engaged in and their contribution to academic discourse around ideas of 'the state' and 'politics'. He pays particular attention to their actual teaching concerning doctrines for whose menacing practical implications Jesuits generally were vilified: notably tyrannicide, the papal power to depose rulers, the legitimacy of 'Machiavellian' policies in dealing with heretics and the justifiability of breaking faith with heretics. Höpfl further explores the paradox of the Jesuits' political activities being at once the subject of conspiratorial fantasies but at the same time being widely acknowledged as among the foremost intellects of their time, with their thought freely cited and appropriated. This is an important work of scholarship.

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Political Thought

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Political Thought

  • Author: Gareth Stedman Jones,Gregory Claeys
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781107676329
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1162
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This major work of academic reference provides the first comprehensive survey of political thought in Europe, North America and Asia in the century following the French Revolution. Written by a distinguished team of international scholars, this Cambridge History is the latest in a sequence of volumes firmly established as the principal reference source for the history of political thought. In a series of scholarly but accessible essays, every major theme in nineteenth-century political thought is covered, including political economy, religion, democratic radicalism, nationalism, socialism and feminism. The volume also includes studies of major figures, including Hegel, Mill, Bentham and Marx, and biographical notes on every significant thinker in the period. Of interest to students and scholars of politics and history at all levels, this volume explores seismic changes in the languages and expectations of politics accompanying political revolution, industrialisation and imperial expansion and less-noted continuities in political and social thinking.

The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

  • Author: M. S. Kempshall
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780198207160
  • Category: History
  • Page: 401
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This study offers a major reinterpretation of medieval political thought by examining one of its most fundamental ideas. If it was axiomatic that the goal of human society should be the common good, then this notion presented at least two conceptual alternatives. Did it embody the highest moral ideals of happiness and the life of virtue, or did it represent the more pragmatic benefits of peace and material security? Political thinkers from Thomas Aquinas to William of Ockham answered thisquestion in various contexts. In theoretical terms, they were reacting to the rediscovery of Aristotle's Politics and Ethics, an event often seen as pivotal in the history of political thought. On a practical level, they were faced with pressing concerns over the exercise of both temporal and ecclesiastical authority - resistance to royal taxation and opposition to the jurisdiction of the pope. In establishing the connections between these different contexts, The Common Good questions the identification of Aristotle as the primary catalyst for the emergence of 'the individual' and a 'secular' theory of the state. Through a detailed exposition of scholastic political theology, it argues that the roots of any such developments should be traced, instead, to Augustine and the Bible.

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought

  • Author: Christopher Rowe
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521481366
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 745
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This volume is the first general and comprehensive treatment of the political thought of ancient Greece and Rome ever to be published in English. It covers Plato and Aristotle at length, but also a host of other major and minor thinkers, from Thucydides and the Greek dramatists to Cicero and early Christian writers. It attempts both historical and philosophical assessment of the writers discussed and quotes them generously in translation. It will take its place as a standard work essential for scholars and students of classics, history, philosophy and theology.

Political thought in medieval Islam: an introductory outline

Political thought in medieval Islam: an introductory outline

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Islamic civilization
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The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy

The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy

  • Author: Robert Pasnau
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139952927
  • Category: Philosophy
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The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy comprises over fifty specially commissioned essays by experts on the philosophy of this period. Starting in the late eighth century, with the renewal of learning some centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, a sequence of chapters takes the reader through developments in many and varied fields, including logic and language, natural philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, and theology. Close attention is paid to the context of medieval philosophy, with discussions of the rise of the universities and developments in the cultural and linguistic spheres. A striking feature is the continuous coverage of Islamic, Jewish, and Christian material. There are useful biographies of the philosophers, and a comprehensive bibliography. The volumes illuminate a rich and remarkable period in the history of philosophy and will be the authoritative source on medieval philosophy for the next generation of scholars and students alike.

A History of Medieval Political Thought

A History of Medieval Political Thought

300–1450

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136623426
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Marsilius of Padua: The Defender of the Peace

Marsilius of Padua: The Defender of the Peace

  • Author: Marsilius of Padua
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139447300
  • Category: Political Science
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The Defender of the Peace of Marsilius of Padua is a massively influential text in the history of western political thought. Marsilius offers a detailed analysis and explanation of human political communities, before going on to attack what he sees as the obstacles to peaceful human coexistence - principally the contemporary papacy. Annabel Brett's authoritative rendition of the Defensor Pacis was the first new translation in English for fifty years, and a major contribution to the series of Cambridge Texts: all of the usual series features are provided, included chronology, notes for further reading, and up-to-date annotation aimed at the student reader encountering this classic of medieval thought for the first time. This edition of The Defender of the Peace is a scholarly and a pedagogic event of great importance, of interest to historians, political theorists, theologians and philosophers at all levels from second-year undergraduate upwards.

Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction

Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: David N. Myers
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199912858
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 135
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How have the Jews survived? For millennia, they have defied odds by overcoming the travails of exile, persecution, and recurring plans for their annihilation. Many have attempted to explain this singular success as a result of divine intervention. In this engaging book, David N. Myers charts the long journey of the Jews through history. At the same time, it points to two unlikely-and decidedly this-worldly--factors to explain the survival of the Jews: antisemitism and assimilation. Usually regarded as grave dangers, these two factors have continually interacted with one other to enable the persistence of the Jews. At every turn in their history, not just in the modern age, Jews have adapted to new environments, cultures, languages, and social norms. These bountiful encounters with host societies have exercised the cultural muscle of the Jews, preventing the atrophy that would have occurred if they had not interacted so extensively with the non-Jewish world. It is through these encounters--indeed, through a process of assimilation--that Jews came to develop distinct local customs, speak many different languages, and cultivate diverse musical, culinary, and intellectual traditions. Left unchecked, the Jews' well-honed ability to absorb from surrounding cultures might have led to their disappearance. And yet, the route toward full and unbridled assimilation was checked by the nearly constant presence of hatred toward the Jew. Anti-Jewish expression and actions have regularly accompanied Jews throughout history. Part of the ironic success of antisemitism is its malleability, its talent in assuming new forms and portraying the Jew in diverse and often contradictory images--for example, at once the arch-capitalist and revolutionary Communist. Antisemitism not only served to blunt further assimilation, but, in a paradoxical twist, affirmed the Jew's sense of difference from the host society. And thus together assimilation and antisemitism (at least up to a certain limit) contribute to the survival of the Jews as a highly adaptable and yet distinct group.

The True Law of Kingship

The True Law of Kingship

Concepts of Monarchy in Early-modern Scotland

  • Author: James Henderson Burns
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198203841
  • Category: History
  • Page: 315
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'Fear God, honour the king.' Sixteenth-century people were supposed to do both. But what was the king entitled to command? And what if he ordered one thing and God's law said another? In this fascinating and original study, James Burns examines these questions by focusing on a neglected area of study: the Scottish experience. The sixteenth century in Scotland was a time of intense political and religious conflict, which generated a substantial literature of political debate. This debate was of such intensity that James VI, the first king to rule over Scotland and England, wrote his own book on the subject: 'The True Lawe of Free Monarchies'. Some of the substantial literature of political debate has long been recognized as important in the wider history of European political thought. Knox and Buchanan as exponents of 'resistance theory', Blackwood and Barclay as defenders of 'absolute' monarchy, have had that recognition. James VI, uniquely expounding 'divine right' principles from the throne, has likewise had his place. More recently, the significance of the late-scholastic theory of John Mair has been increasingly acknowledged. This book, however, is the first attempt to bring together systematically these and less familiar elements in a rich and varied body of political thought. The Scottish response to monarchical government not only provides a microcosmic view of European thinking on the subject, it also contributes substantially to our understanding of the Scottish element in the new 'British' polity which was emerging at the end of the period.

Tudor Protestant Political Thought 1547-1603

Tudor Protestant Political Thought 1547-1603

  • Author: Stephen A. Chavura
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004206329
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 252
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This study examines themes in the political ideas of Episcopalian, Puritan, and Separatist authors from the reign of Edward VI until the death of Elizabeth I. Cosmic harmony, providentialism, natural law, absolutism, and government by consent are examined in the context of the theological, political, and social upheavals of the Reformation period.

Ideas of Power in the Late Middle Ages, 1296–1417

Ideas of Power in the Late Middle Ages, 1296–1417

  • Author: Joseph Canning
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139504959
  • Category: History
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Through a focused and systematic examination of late medieval scholastic writers - theologians, philosophers and jurists - Joseph Canning explores how ideas about power and legitimate authority were developed over the 'long fourteenth century'. The author provides a new model for understanding late medieval political thought, taking full account of the intensive engagement with political reality characteristic of writers in this period. He argues that they used Aristotelian and Augustinian ideas to develop radically new approaches to power and authority, especially in response to political and religious crises. The book examines the disputes between King Philip IV of France and Pope Boniface VIII and draws upon the writings of Dante Alighieri, Marsilius of Padua, William of Ockham, Bartolus, Baldus and John Wyclif to demonstrate the variety of forms of discourse used in the period. It focuses on the most fundamental problem in the history of political thought - where does legitimate authority lie?