Citizens to Lords: A Social History of Western Political Thought from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages (Hardback)
  • Citizens to Lords: A Social History of Western Political Thought from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages (Hardback)
zoom

Citizens to Lords: A Social History of Western Political Thought from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages (Hardback)

(author)
£16.99
Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 25/06/2008
  • Not available

Currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
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.

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781844672431
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 239 x 160 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A splendid book." Eric Hobsbawm "A powerful antidote to one of the afflictions of the interregnum, the belief that appearance is everything." London Review of Books "[A] brilliant little book... Not just a valuable new interpretation of an old history, it carries important lessons for our own times" The Spokesman "The writing is so supple and accessible, and the argument so persuasive, it's like watching a cloudy mixture of ideas being turned into a clear solution." Adrienne Rich"

You may also be interested in...

The Discourses
Added to basket
The Prince
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
Utopia
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Politics Book
Added to basket
DK
£19.99
Hardback
Capital
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
On Anarchism
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Common Sense
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Social Contract
Added to basket
Utopia
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
On Liberty
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Conquest of Bread
Added to basket
The Politics
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.