Humanism and Empire: The Imperial Ideal in Fourteenth-Century Italy

Humanism and Empire: The Imperial Ideal in Fourteenth-Century Italy

by Alexander Lee

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199675159
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Alexander Lee is a fellow in the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick. Educated at the universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh, he has previously held positions at the University of Oxford, the Universite du Luxembourg, and the Universita degli studi di Bergamo. His recent publications include Petrarch and St. Augustine: Classical Scholarship, Christian Theology, and the Origins of the Renaissance in Italy (2012) and The Ugly Renaissance (2013). He is currently completing a biography of Niccolo Machiavelli.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Empire and Humanism
Part I The Defence of Empire
1. Communes, Signori, and Empire (c.1260-c.1335)
2. Providence, History, and Empire (c.1290-c.1335)
3. Italy, Rome, and Empire (c.1335-1369)
4. The Twilight of Empire (1369-1402)
Part II The Dynamics of Empire
5. The Bounds of Empire
6. Imperium and Sacerdotium
7. An Elective Empire
Epilogue: Humanism and Empire
Bibliography

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