Renaissance Civic Humanism: Reappraisals and Reflections

Renaissance Civic Humanism: Reappraisals and Reflections

by James Hankins
     
 

Civic Humanism has been one of the most influential concepts in the history of ideas ever since the pioneering work of Hans Baron and J. G. A. Pocock. This book reassesses Renaissance republican thinkers in relation to the medieval and early modern traditions of political thought and proposes new understandings of the evolution of important republican concepts. The… See more details below

Overview

Civic Humanism has been one of the most influential concepts in the history of ideas ever since the pioneering work of Hans Baron and J. G. A. Pocock. This book reassesses Renaissance republican thinkers in relation to the medieval and early modern traditions of political thought and proposes new understandings of the evolution of important republican concepts. The distinguished team of American and European political theorists and historians together contribute a distinctive and significant addition to the study of republican political ideology. Contributors: James Hankins, William J. Connell, James M. Blythe, John M. Najemy, Mikael Hornqvist, Alison Brown, Athanasios Moulakis, Harvey C. Mansfield, Cary J. Nederman, Paul A. Rahe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521548076
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2003
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #57
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction1
1The republican idea14
2"Civic humanism" and medieval political thought30
3Civic humanism and Florentine politics75
4The two myths of civic humanism105
5Rhetoric, history, and ideology; the civic panegyrics of Leonardo Bruni143
6De-masking Renaissance republicanism179
7Civic humanism, realist constitutionalism, and Francesco Guicciardini's Discorso di Logrogno200
8Bruni and Machiavelli on civic humanism223
9Rhetoric, reason, and republic: republicanisms - ancient, medieval, and modern247
10Situating Machiavelli270
Index of manuscripts and archival documents309
General index310

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