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Ideal Government and the Mixed Constitution in the Middle Ages

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ISBN-10: 1400862604

ISBN-13: 9781400862603

Edition: 1992

Authors: James M. Blythe

List price: $240.00
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Ancient Greeks and Romans often wrote that the best form of government consists of a mixture of monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy. Political writers in the early modern period applied this idea to government in England, Venice, and Florence, and Americans used it in designing their constitution. In this history of political thought James Blythe investigates what happened to the concept of mixed constitution during the Middle Ages, when the work of the Greek historian Polybius, the source of many of the formal elements of early modern theory, was unknown in Latin. Although it is generally argued that Renaissance and early modern theories of mixed constitution derived from the revival of…    
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List price: $240.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/14/2014
Pages: 362
Language: English