(Un)masking the Realities of Power: Justus Lipsius and the Dynamics of Political Writing in Early Modern Europe

(Un)masking the Realities of Power: Justus Lipsius and the Dynamics of Political Writing in Early Modern Europe

by Diana Stanciu
     
 

Starting from Justus Lipsius's Monita et exempla politica (1605), this book offers a collection of essays dealing with the disputed Macchiavellian, Tacitean or Neostoic character of Lipsius's political thought, and its impact on the dynamics of political discourse in Early Modern Europe.See more details below

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Starting from Justus Lipsius's Monita et exempla politica (1605), this book offers a collection of essays dealing with the disputed Macchiavellian, Tacitean or Neostoic character of Lipsius's political thought, and its impact on the dynamics of political discourse in Early Modern Europe.

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"The editors conclude their introduction with the observation that ‘‘it is not—nor has been—our ambition to offer a single scholarly exemplum unreservedly and unfalteringly to be imitated by others,’’ but that they would nevertheless ‘‘feel honored and satisfied if the various contributions . . . proved to contain useful insights and offer fresh approaches which inspire other scholars to explore in more detail the intriguing dynamics of political writing of the early modern period, in general, and one of its most brilliant representatives, the Louvain humanist Justus Lipsius, more particularly’’ (22). Quite so."
Martine Julia van Ittersum, Renaissance Quarterly 64 (2011), no. 4, pp. 1205-1207.

“Nicht nur die Spezialisten, die sich mit Lipsius beschäftigen, werden diesen Band zu schätzen wissen. Hier wurden, eng an den Quellen arbeitend, neue wichtige Aspekte der ‚Realities of Power‘ aufgezeigt und kompetent im weiteren Diskussionszusammenhang erörtert. Einmal mehr hat das Verlagshaus Brill in seiner exquisiten Serie ‚Studies in Intellectual History‘ ein wichtiges Forschungsprojekt vorbildlich veröffentlicht.“
Peter Schröder, London. In: Zeitschrift für historische Forschung, 40. Bd., Heft 3 (2013), pp. 523-524.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004191280
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Series:
Brill's Studies in Intellectual History Series, #193
Pages:
352

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