On the Government of Rulers: De Regimine Principum
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997 - 310 σελίδες
On the Government of Rulers, a book that influenced much of the political thought of the later Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Early Modern period, is here translated into English in its entirety for the first time. Completing a work that has long been attributed to Thomas Aquinas, Ptolemy of Lucca finished On the Government of Rulers around the year 1300. More than any other figure of his age, Ptolemy combined the principles of Northern Italian republicanism with Aristotelian theory. He was the first medieval political theorist to attack kingship as despotism. Ptolemy was the fist to draw parallels between ancient Greek models of mixed constitution and the Roman Republic, biblical rule, the Church, and medieval government. Again anticipating the Humanists, he was the first to suggest that the perfect republic might be so harmonious that it would transcend the normal imperatives of decay and ultimate destruction. On the Government of Rulers is also unique among scholastic works for its wealth of vivid examples and anecdotes on topics ranging from the minting of money, to the procedure for taking secret ballots, to the hunting habits of the French and English kings. Fluidly translated and superbly annotated by James Blythe, this long-neglected book is now made accessible to specialist and non-specialist alike.
Τι λένε οι χρήστες - Σύνταξη κριτικής
Δεν εντοπίσαμε κριτικές στις συνήθεις τοποθεσίες.
Άλλες εκδόσεις - Προβολή όλων
according animals Aristotle Aristotle says Aristotle's Augustine body Book Caesar called century Chapter Christ Church Cicero citizens City of God coinage common consuls Daniel Deeds and Sayings Deuteronomy divine Ecclesiastes Ecclesiasticus Sirach emperor Empire enemies especially Ethics Etymologies Eutropius example exercise governance exercise lordship glory Government of Rulers Greek Hippodamus histories tell History of Rome honor human Isidore of Seville Italy John John of Salisbury judge Julius Caesar Junianus Justinus justice killed kind king kingdom knights Latin live Lord Lucca Maccabees medieval Memorable Deeds mentioned military mode monarchy multitude nature necessary ordained papal persons pertains Plato political rule political thought pope preserve prophet Proverbs Ptolemy Ptolemy's reason rectors refers regal lordship regal rule regard regions republican riches Roman Republic Sallust Scipio senators Socrates Spartans spirit subjects things Thomas Aquinas tion translation tyranny tyrants Valerius Maximus Vegetius virtue virtuous word writes