The Resource Political thought in Europe, 1250-1450, Antony Black

Political thought in Europe, 1250-1450, Antony Black

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Political thought in Europe, 1250-1450
Title
Political thought in Europe, 1250-1450
Statement of responsibility
Antony Black
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why did European civilisation develop as it did? Why was it so different from that of Russia, the Islamic world and elsewhere? In this Cambridge Medieval Textbook, Antony Black explores some of the reasons, looking at ideas of the state, law, rulership, representation of the community, and the right to self-administration, and how, during a crucial period, these became embedded in people's self-awareness, and articulated and justified by theorists. Dr Black stresses the importance of the distinction between church and state, and the maintenance of an international society in the face of independent state sovereignty. Political thought in the later middle ages was diverse and complex; it developed separate 'languages' out of the Bible, Cicero, Aristotle and Roman law. Theorists arrived at different conclusions about the locus of sovereignty and the best constitution: some were for monarchy, others for 'Popular sovereignty'; most espoused the rule of law and regular advice from 'the wise'; some supported representative assemblies such as parliament and church councils while others opposed these. It can be argued that by c. 1450 the idea of the modern state was in place. This is the first concise overview of a period never previously treated satisfactorily as a whole: Dr Black uses the analytical tools of scholars such as Pocock and Skinner to set the work of political theorists in the context of both contemporary politics and the longer-term history of political ideas. Specific thinkers examined include Aquinas, Ptolemy of Lucca, Dante, Marsiglio of Padua, Ockham, Bartolus, Nicole Oresme, Leonardo Bruni, Nicholas of Cusa and many others. This book provides students of both medieval history and political thought with an accessible and lucid introduction to the early development of certain ideas fundamental to the organisation of the modern world. Political Thought in Europe, 1250-1450 also contains a full bibliography to assist students wishing to pursue the subject in greater depth
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Black, Antony
Index
index present
LC call number
JA82
LC item number
.B53 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge medieval textbooks.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political science
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Political science
  • Saber y erudición
  • Política
  • Civilización medieval
  • Idées politiques
  • Idées politiques
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Political science
  • Politieke filosofie
  • Politieke ideeën
  • Science politique
  • Philosophie politique
  • Science politique
  • Science politique
  • Idées politiques
  • Politische Philosophie
  • Politisches Denken
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europa
Label
Political thought in Europe, 1250-1450, Antony Black
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-207) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. The political community -- 2. Church and state -- 3. Empire and nation -- 4. City-states and civic government -- 5. Kingship, law and counsel -- 6. Parliamentary representation -- 7. The state -- Select bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780521384513
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
91025110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24173996
  • (OCoLC)ocm24173996
Label
Political thought in Europe, 1250-1450, Antony Black
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. The political community -- 2. Church and state -- 3. Empire and nation -- 4. City-states and civic government -- 5. Kingship, law and counsel -- 6. Parliamentary representation -- 7. The state -- Select bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780521384513
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
91025110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24173996
  • (OCoLC)ocm24173996

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