History of Political Theory: An Introduction: Volume I: Ancient and Medieval / Edition 2

History of Political Theory: An Introduction: Volume I: Ancient and Medieval / Edition 2

by George Klosko
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199695423

ISBN-13: 9780199695423

Pub. Date: 11/25/2012

Publisher: Oxford University Press

History of Political Theory: An Introduction is an engaging introduction to the main figures in the history of Western Political Theory and their most important works. Volume I traces the development of political theory "from the beginning" in ancient Greece through the Reformation. Main subjects examined include the Classical political theory of the

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History of Political Theory: An Introduction is an engaging introduction to the main figures in the history of Western Political Theory and their most important works. Volume I traces the development of political theory "from the beginning" in ancient Greece through the Reformation. Main subjects examined include the Classical political theory of the Greek polis, the Hellenistic period, the rise of Christian political theory, political theory of the middle ages, and the Reformation. Major figures examined include Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas, Marsilius of Padua, and Martin Luther. Throughout, the great theorists are closely examined in their historical contexts, with extensive quotations allowing them to speak for themselves. Central concepts employed in their works are carefully examined, with special attention to how these fit together to form coherent theories. The works of the great theorists are further considered in regard to how they bear on issues of contemporary concern, such as constitutionalism, natural law, and resistance to unjust authority. The result is not only an exploration of the great works of political theory but a demonstration of their continuing relevance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199695423
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/25/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Introduction
Part I: Classical Political Theory
1. Origins: The Polis, Traditional Values, The Sophists
2. Socrates
3. Plato: The Defense of Justice
4. Plato: The Just City
5. Aristotle
6. Hellenistic Political Theory
Part II: Medieval Political Theory
7. The New Testament Background
8. St. Augustine
9. St. Thomas Aquinas and the High Middle Ages
10. Marsilius of Padua and Medieval Constitutionalism
11. Reformation Political Theory
Chronology
Index

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