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The Resource The worldview and thought of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemy of Lucca), by James M. Blythe

The worldview and thought of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemy of Lucca), by James M. Blythe

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The worldview and thought of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemy of Lucca)
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The worldview and thought of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemy of Lucca)
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by James M. Blythe
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eng
Summary
"Tolomeo Fiadoni (1236-1327) was one of the most important political theorists and historians of the Middle Ages. He was central to developing a theory for the practices of Northern Italian republicanism and was hostile to kingship, portraying it as despotic and inappropriate for virtuous and freedom-loving people. He was the first writer to compare Aristotle's examples of Greek mixed constitutions - Sparta, Crete, and Carthage - with the Roman Republic, the ancient Hebrew polity, the Church, and medieval communes, yet he remained a staunch defender of the absolute secular and spiritual monarchy of the pope. Blythe explores various tensions in Tolomeo's work that are often overlooked in scholarly treatments of him, and which derive from cultural preconceptions and the diverse influences on him: Aristotle, Augustine, apologists for papal power, his life in the Dominican Order, his educational experience with Thomas Aquinas, and his social position as a member of Northern Italy's ruling class. These factors exerted contradictory influences on Tolomeo and led him to a sometimes unsuccessful intellectual struggle for consistency. This book is the first full-length study of Tolomeo's thought and it gives full consideration not only to the political writings for which he is most known, but also to his historical and exegetical works. It is the companion to The Life and Works of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemy of Lucca)."--Publisher's website
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UKM
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1948-
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Blythe, James M.
Dewey number
320.101
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1948-
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Blythe, James M.
Series statement
Disputatio
Series volume
v. 22
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  • Bartholomew
  • Political science
  • Historiography
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The worldview and thought of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemy of Lucca), by James M. Blythe
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Companion volume to The life and works of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemy of Lucca)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-259) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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310395296
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 276 pages
Isbn
9782503529264
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)310395296
Label
The worldview and thought of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemy of Lucca), by James M. Blythe
Publication
Note
Companion volume to The life and works of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemy of Lucca)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-259) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
310395296
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 276 pages
Isbn
9782503529264
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)310395296

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