Normal view MARC view ISBD view

The foundations of modern political thought: the renaissance, vol. 1

By: Skinner, Quentin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1978Description: xxiv, 305 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9780521293372.Subject(s): Renaissance | Political science - Philosophy | HumanismDDC classification: 320.50903 Summary: A two-volume study of political thought from the late thirteenth to the end of the sixteenth century, the decisive period of transition from medieval to modern political theory. The work is intended to be both an introduction to the period for students, and a presentation and justification of a particular approach to the interpretation of historical texts. Quentin Skinner gives an outline account of all the principal texts of the period, discussing, in turn, the chief political writings of Dante, Marsiglio, Bartolus, Machiavelli, Erasmus, and more, Luther and Calvin, Bodin and the Calvinist revolutionaries. But he also examines a very large number of lesser writers in order to explain the general social and intellectual context in which these leading theorists worked. He thus presents the history, not as a procession of 'classic texts' but are more readily intelligible. He traces by this means the gradual emergence of the vocabulary of modern political thought and in particular the crucial concept of the State. https://www.cambridge.org/sg/academic/subjects/history/history-ideas-and-intellectual-history/foundations-modern-political-thought-volume-1?format=PB
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Item location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Vikram Sarabhai Library
General Stacks
Slot 442 (0 Floor, West Wing) Non-fiction 320.50903 S5F6-I (Browse shelf) Available 202201

Table of contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Notes on the text
PART ONE - THE ORIGINS OF THE RENAISSANCE
1 - The ideal of liberty
2 - Rhetoric and liberty
3 - Scholasticism and liberty
PART TWO - THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
4 - The Florentine Renaissance
5 - The age of princes
6 - The survival of Republican values
PART THREE - THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE
7 - The diffusion of humanist scholarship
8 - The reception of humanist political thought
9 - The humanist critique of humanism
Bibliography of primary sources
Bibliography of secondary sources
Index

A two-volume study of political thought from the late thirteenth to the end of the sixteenth century, the decisive period of transition from medieval to modern political theory. The work is intended to be both an introduction to the period for students, and a presentation and justification of a particular approach to the interpretation of historical texts. Quentin Skinner gives an outline account of all the principal texts of the period, discussing, in turn, the chief political writings of Dante, Marsiglio, Bartolus, Machiavelli, Erasmus, and more, Luther and Calvin, Bodin and the Calvinist revolutionaries. But he also examines a very large number of lesser writers in order to explain the general social and intellectual context in which these leading theorists worked. He thus presents the history, not as a procession of 'classic texts' but are more readily intelligible. He traces by this means the gradual emergence of the vocabulary of modern political thought and in particular the crucial concept of the State.

https://www.cambridge.org/sg/academic/subjects/history/history-ideas-and-intellectual-history/foundations-modern-political-thought-volume-1?format=PB

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Powered by Koha