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Foundations of Modern Political Thought The Renaissance

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ISBN-10: 0521293375

ISBN-13: 9780521293372

Edition: 1978

Authors: Quentin Skinner

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/30/1978
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Notes on the text
The origins of the Renaissance
The ideal of liberty
Rhetoric and liberty
Scholasticism and liberty
The Italian Renaissance
The Florentine renaissance
The age of princes
The survival of republican values
The Northern Renaissance
The diffusion of humanist scholarship
The reception of humanist political thought
The humanist critique of humanism
Bibliography of primary sources
Bibliography of secondary sources