John of Salisbury: Policraticus

John of Salisbury: Policraticus

by John of Salisbury
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521363993

ISBN-13: 9780521363990

Pub. Date: 10/26/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

John of Salisbury (c. 1115-1180) was the foremost political theorist of his age. He was trained in scholastic theology and philosophy at Paris, and his writings are invaluable for summarizing many of the metaphysical speculations of his time. The Policraticus is his main work, and is regarded as the first complete work of political theory to be written in the Latin

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John of Salisbury (c. 1115-1180) was the foremost political theorist of his age. He was trained in scholastic theology and philosophy at Paris, and his writings are invaluable for summarizing many of the metaphysical speculations of his time. The Policraticus is his main work, and is regarded as the first complete work of political theory to be written in the Latin Middle Ages. Cary Nederman's new edition and translation, currently the only version available in English, is primarily aimed at undergraduate students of the history of political thought and medieval history. His new translation shows how important this text is in understanding the mores, forms of conduct and beliefs of the most powerful and learned segments of twelfth century Western Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521363990
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/26/1990
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Editor's introduction; Bibliography; Principal events in the life of John of Salisbury; Prologue; Book One; Book Two; Book Three; Book Four; Book Five; Book Six; Book Seven; Book Eight; Notes to the text.

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