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Citizens to lords
a social history of Western political thought from antiquity to the Middle Ages
VerfasserIn: Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Verfasserangabe: Ellen Meiksins Wood
Jahr: 2008
Verlag: London [u.a.], Verso Books
Mediengruppe: Buch
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In this groundbreaking work, Ellen Meiksins Wood lays out her innovative approach to the history of political theory and traces the development of the Western tradition from classical antiquity through the late Middle Ages. Her "social history" is a significant departure from other contextual interpretations. Treating canonical thinkers as passionately engaged human beings, Wood examines their ideas not simply in the context of political languages but as creative responses to the social relations and conflicts of their time and place. From the Ancient Greek polis of Plato and Aristotle, through the Roman Republic of Cicero and the Empire of St Paul and St Augustine, to the medieval world of Averroes, Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham, "Citizens to Lord" offers a rich, dynamic exploration of thinkers and ideas that have indelibly stamped our modern world.
Reviews “Few historians of comparative political thought are in the same league as Ellen Wood, who surveys the whole sweep of ancient and medieval thinkers with equal magisterial brilliance of insight.” – Professor Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge “A challenging analysis, which successfully integrates theory with historical changes. The clarity of the writing makes her account readily accessible to any reader ready to engage a fresh approach to the history of political theory.” Sheldon Wolin “Meiksins Wood is a rare breed – an academic with the sould of a storyteller. Highly recommended.” “Immensely impressive, bold and erudite ... Meiksins Wood‘s conclusions are undeniably nuanced, challenging and important ... This book ought to be compulsory reading for us all.” Times Higher Education Supplement
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VerfasserIn: Wood, Ellen Meiksins
VerfasserInnenangabe: Ellen Meiksins Wood
Jahr: 2008
Verlag: London [u.a.], Verso Books
Systematik: GW.VS, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Sprache: Englisch
ISBN: 978-1-8446-7706-1
2. ISBN: 1-8446-7706-0
Beschreibung: 1. publ., 245 S.
Sprache: eng
Mediengruppe: Buch