Visions of Politics

Author: Quentin Skinner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521589253

Category: History

Page: 478

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The second of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading intellectual historians. This collection includes some of his most important essays on the political thought of the Italian renaissance, each of which has been carefully revised for publication in this form. All of Professor Skinner's work is characterised by philosophical power, limpid clarity, and elegance of exposition; these essays, many of which are now recognised classics, provide a fascinating and convenient digest of the development of his thought. Professor Skinner has been awarded the Balzan Prize Life Time Achievement Award for Political Thought, History and Theory. Full details of this award can be found at


An Interactive Dictionary of Political Science Concepts

Author: Mauro Calise,Theodore J. Lowi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226091023

Category: Philosophy

Page: 245

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"When is takes two first-class authors fifteen years to produce a book, the book must be taken seriously. Hyperpolitics is a highly innovative and formidable instrument for handling and understanding concepts. I miss having had to miss it in my time."---Giovanni Sartori, Columbia University --

Origins of Legislative Sovereignty and the Legislative State: Medieval or Renaissance origins?

Author: A. London Fell

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275939748

Category: Law

Page: 528

View: 462


The fourth volume in Fell's eight-volume work, this study focuses on ancient, medieval, and early modern Europe. Fell charts the overall patterns of historiographical "debates" in modern discussion on the origins of legislation, public law, sovereignty, and the state, covering both historical periods and geographical aspects of the topic. Countries examined include Italy, France, England, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands, while theories that attribute the origins of the state to specific time periods are also explored. The work concludes with supplemental bibliographical essays that cover all four volumes.

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The Right of Prosecution and Attic Homicide Procedure

Author: Alexander Tulin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110958031

Category: History

Page: 135

View: 3988


The volumes published in the series "Beiträge zur Altertumskunde" comprise monographs, collective volumes, editions, translations and commentaries on various topics from the fields of Greek and Latin Philology, Ancient History, Archeology, Ancient Philosophy as well as Classical Reception Studies. The series thus offers indispensable research tools for a wide range of disciplines related to Ancient Studies.

Crusading Peace

Christendom, the Muslim World, and Western Political Order

Author: Tomaz Mastnak

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520925991

Category: History

Page: 406

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Tomaz Mastnak's provocative analysis of the roots of peacemaking in the Western world elucidates struggles for peace that took place in the high and late Middle Ages. Mastnak traces the ways that eleventh-century peace movements, seeking to end violence among Christians, shaped not only power structures within Christendom but also the relationship of the Western Christian world to the world outside. The unification of Christian society under the banner of "holy peace" precipitated a fundamental division between the Christian and non-Christian worlds, and the postulated peace among Christians led to holy war against non-Christians.