John of Salisbury: Policraticus - Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought (Paperback)

by John of Salisbury, Cary J. Nederman, Raymond Geuss, Quentin Skinner

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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 summarising 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 1991 edition and translation is primarily aimed at undergraduate students of the history of political thought and medieval history. His 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.

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Published
26/10/1990

Publisher
Cambridge University Press

ISBN
9780521367011


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