John of Salisbury Policraticus

Author: John (of Salisbury, Bishop of Chartres)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521367011
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John of Salisbury (c. 1115-1180) was the foremost political theorist of his age. He was trained in scholastic theology and philosophy at Paris, and his writings are invaluable for summarizing many of the metaphysical speculations of his time. The Policraticus is his main work, and is regarded as the first complete work of political theory to be written in the Latin Middle Ages. Cary Nederman's new edition and translation, currently the only version available in English, is primarily aimed at undergraduate students of the history of political thought and medieval history. His new translation shows how important this text is in understanding the mores, forms of conduct and beliefs of the most powerful and learned segments of twelfth century Western Europe.

John of Salisbury

Author: Cary J. Nederman
Publisher: Mrts
ISBN: 9780866983310
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"John of Salisbury (1115/20-1180) has earned a considerable and well-deserved reputation as an original philosopher as well as a prominent commentator on the vast intellectual and cultural changes experienced by twelfth-century Europe. The first comprehensive examination of John's life and career in over fifty years, this study draws on the wealth of new texts and scholarship that have emerged during that period. Although introductory in nature, the study will also appeal to specialists in twelfth-century history and philosophy."--BOOK JACKET.

The Metalogicon

Author: John of Salisbury
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
ISBN: 1589880587
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Written in 1159 and addressed to Thomas Becket, John of Salisbury's The Metalogicon presents -- and defends -- a thorough study of the liberal arts of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. The very name "Metalogicon", a coinage by the author, brings together the Greek meta (on behalf of) and logicon (logic or logical studies). Thus, in naming his text, he also explained it. With this lucid treatise on education, John of Salisbury urges a thorough grounding in the arts of words (oral and written) and reasoning, as these topics are addressed in grammar and logic. Written more than nine hundred years ago, The Metalogicon still possesses an invigorating originality that invites readers to refresh themselves at the sources of Western learning.

Author: 萨尔兹伯利的约翰
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ISBN: 9787562023975
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责任者译名:内德曼。

Defensor Minor

Author: Marsilius (of Padua)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521408462
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume makes available for the first time in English the writings about the Holy Roman Empire by Marsiglio of Padua, one of the most influential and original political thinkers of the Latin Middle Ages. The Defensor minor is a restatement and defense of Marsiglio's best known work, the Defensor pacis, and De translatione Imperii applies Marsiglio's general intellectual framework to the question of the exercise of imperial power.

A Companion to John of Salisbury

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004282947
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The Companion to John of Salisbury provides an overall introduction to the place of John of Salisbury in the political debates of twelfth-century England and the history of the Church, as well as to his philosophical work, his political thought and his writing of history

John of Salisbury

Author: John Hosler
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004251472
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In John of Salisbury, John D. Hosler examines the military content in the corpus of John of Salisbury, a prodigious writer and major English intellectual figure in the twelfth century A.D.

The Political Theory of Christine de Pizan

Author: Kate Langdon Forhan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351883941
Format: PDF, ePub
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Few medieval or Renaissance political writers, male or female, wrote more works on politics than Christine de Pizan; none of them addressed audiences so varied in class or gender. Yet until now there has been no comprehensive full-length study of Christine de Pizan's political thought. With The Political Theory of Christine de Pizan, Kate Forhan rectifies this oversight, situating de Pizan in the history of political thought while discussing traditional concerns of political theorists, such as justice, obligation, law, equality, and just war. Forhan also addresses the question of whether Pizan's work is original or derivative; whether she is a theorist or "merely" a political writer. Between 1400 and 1429, at a time of great civil strife in France, Christine de Pizan wrote ten books for the instruction and guidance of those engaged in political life. Her theory is focused on a "politics of inclusion," which validates the essential contribution of each member of the body politic to the whole, despite socially and politically mandated difference of class, nationality, and gender-ideas not without significance to the modern era. As Forhan demonstrates through analysis of her work, the thought of Christine de Pizan has true relevance for modern times. First, hers was a society in transition: new class structures, new occupations, and new aspirations were appearing behind the crumbling structures of the late medieval world. Secondly, Christine de Pizan was an outsider; a woman in a world dominated by men, an Italian in France, a member of the "meritocracy" at a court that was rigidly hierarchical. Her "difference" gave her the perspective to observe her society objectively. Her personal vulnerability allowed her to see politics more clearly, as those who are most vulnerable might see our own. Thirdly, she was a shrewd observer in a country that was emerging as a nation-state, where new concepts and practices of law, justice, administration, and politics in general were in the process of development. This book will be of interest to political theorists and political scientists; medieval historians; historians of women and gender; and scholars of comparative literature.