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The foundations of modern political thought, Quentin Skinner

Label
The foundations of modern political thought
Title
The foundations of modern political thought
Statement of responsibility
Quentin Skinner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A two-volume study of political thought from the late thirteenth to the end of the sixteenth century, the decisive period of transition from medieval to modern political theory. The work is intended to be both an introduction to the period for students, and a presentation and justification of a particular approach to the interpretation of historical texts. Volume One deals with the Renaissance, Volume Two with the Age of Reformation. Quentin Skinner gives an outline account of all the principal texts of the period, discussing in turn the chief political writings of Dante, Marsiglio, Bartolus, Machiavelli, Erasmus and more, Luther and Calvin, Bodin and the Calvinist revolutionaries. But he also examines a very large number of lesser writers in order to explain the general social and intellectual context in which these leading theorists worked. He thus presents the history not as a procession of 'classic texts' but are more readily intelligible. He traces by this means the gradual emergence of the vocabulary of modern political thought, and in particular the crucial concept of the State. -- Publisher description
  • A two-volume study of political thought from the late thirteenth to the end of the sixteenth century, the decisive period of transition from medieval to modern political theory. The work is intended to be both an introduction to the period for students, and a presentation and justification of a particular approach to the interpretation of historical texts. Volume One deals with the Renaissance, Volume Two with the Age of Reformation. Quentin Skinner gives an outline account of all the principal texts of the period, discussing in turn the chief political writings of Dante, Marsiglio, Bartolus, Machiavelli, Erasmus and more, Luther and Calvin, Bodin and the Calvinist revolutionaries. But he also examines a very large number of lesser writers in order to explain the general social and intellectual context in which these leading theorists worked. He thus presents the history not as a procession of 'classic texts' but are more readily intelligible. He traces by this means the gradual emergence of the vocabulary of modern political thought, and in particular the crucial concept of the State. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skinner, Quentin
Dewey number
320.5/09/03
Index
index present
LC call number
JA81
LC item number
.S54
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Science politique
  • Politieke theorieën
  • Reformatie
  • Renaissance
  • Science politique
  • Philosophie politique
  • Idées politiques
Label
The foundations of modern political thought, Quentin Skinner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Vol. 1: 1979 printing
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • v. 1. The Renaissance.--v.2. The Age of Reformation
  • VOLUME 1: THE RENAISSANCE -- Part 1: The Origins of the Renaissance -- The ideal of liberty -- Rhetoric and liberty -- Scholasticism and liberty -- Part 2: The Italian Renaissance -- The Florentine Renaissance -- The age of princes -- The survival of Republican values -- Part 3: The Northern Renaissance -- The diffusion of humanist scholarship -- The reception of humanist political thought -- The humanist critique of humanism -- VOLUME 2: THE AGE OF REFORMATION -- Part 1: Absolutism and the Lutheran Reformation -- The principles of Lutheranism -- The forerunners of Lutheranism -- The spread of Lutheranism -- Part 2: Constitutionalism and the Counter Reformation -- The background of constitutionalism -- The revival of Thomism -- Part 3: Calvinism and the theory of Revolution -- The duty to resist -- The context of the Huguenot revolution -- The right to resist
Control code
3844269
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780521220231
Isbn Type
(v. 1)
Lccn
78051676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)117465
Label
The foundations of modern political thought, Quentin Skinner
Publication
Note
Vol. 1: 1979 printing
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • v. 1. The Renaissance.--v.2. The Age of Reformation
  • VOLUME 1: THE RENAISSANCE -- Part 1: The Origins of the Renaissance -- The ideal of liberty -- Rhetoric and liberty -- Scholasticism and liberty -- Part 2: The Italian Renaissance -- The Florentine Renaissance -- The age of princes -- The survival of Republican values -- Part 3: The Northern Renaissance -- The diffusion of humanist scholarship -- The reception of humanist political thought -- The humanist critique of humanism -- VOLUME 2: THE AGE OF REFORMATION -- Part 1: Absolutism and the Lutheran Reformation -- The principles of Lutheranism -- The forerunners of Lutheranism -- The spread of Lutheranism -- Part 2: Constitutionalism and the Counter Reformation -- The background of constitutionalism -- The revival of Thomism -- Part 3: Calvinism and the theory of Revolution -- The duty to resist -- The context of the Huguenot revolution -- The right to resist
Control code
3844269
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780521220231
Isbn Type
(v. 1)
Lccn
78051676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)117465

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