Politics & International Relations: Ancient & Medieval Political Theory

  • Postcolonising the Medieval Image book cover

    Postcolonising the Medieval Image

    1st Edition

    Edited by Eva Frojmovic, Catherine E. Karkov

    Postcolonial theories have transformed literary, historical and cultural studies over the past three decades. Yet the study of medieval art and visualities has, in general, remained Eurocentric in its canon and conservative in its approaches. 'Postcolonising', as the eleven essays in this volume…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge

  • Future Freedoms: Intergenerational Justice, Democratic Theory, and Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy book cover

    Future Freedoms

    Intergenerational Justice, Democratic Theory, and Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth K. Markovits

    What do present generations owe the future? In Future Freedoms, Elizabeth Markovits asks readers to consider the fact that while democracy holds out the promise of freedom and autonomy, citizens are always bound by the decisions made by previous generations. Motivated by the contemporary political…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Rationality: Reason through Occidental History book cover

    The Politics of Rationality

    Reason through Occidental History, 1st Edition

    By Charles Webel

    What are reason and rationality? How significant are recent postmodernist and neuroscientific challenges to these longheld notions? Should we abandon a belief in reason and an adherence to rationality? Or can reason and rationality be reformulated and reframed? And what does politics have to do…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Untangling Heroism: Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero book cover

    Untangling Heroism

    Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero, 1st Edition

    By Ari Kohen

    The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act…

    Paperback – 2015-08-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Pliny’s Defense of Empire book cover

    Pliny’s Defense of Empire

    1st Edition

    By Thomas R. Laehn

    Despite perennial interest in Pliny the Elder’s Natural History, the world’s first encyclopedia, as a record of the prodigious, the quotidian, and the useful in Rome in the first century AD, for centuries Pliny has been derided as little more than an inept compiler of facts and marvels…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy: Cities and Transcendence book cover

    Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy

    Cities and Transcendence, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan N. Badger

    Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy is an inquiry into a fundamental political problem made visible through the tragic poetry of Sophocles. In part I Badger offers a detailed exegesis of three plays: Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes. These plays share a common theme, illuminating a persistent…

    Paperback – 2015-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Medieval Political Ideas (Routledge Revivals): Volume I book cover

    Medieval Political Ideas (Routledge Revivals)

    Volume I, 1st Edition

    By Ewart Lewis

    First published in 1954, this book explores the political ideas of the Middle Ages. It covers the period from the investiture struggle to the end of the fifteenth century and provides comprehensive readings of otherwise inaccessible source material. Each chapter begins with an introductory essay on…

    Paperback – 2014-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Medieval Political Ideas (Routledge Revivals): Volume II book cover

    Medieval Political Ideas (Routledge Revivals)

    Volume II, 1st Edition

    By Ewart Lewis

    First published in 1954, this book explores the political ideas of the Middle Ages. It covers the period from the investiture struggle to the end of the fifteenth century and provides comprehensive readings of otherwise inaccessible source material. Each chapter begins with an introductory essay on…

    Paperback – 2014-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Principles of Government and Politics in the Middle Ages (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Principles of Government and Politics in the Middle Ages (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Walter Ullmann

    In many respects this book, first published in 1961, marked a somewhat radical departure from contemporary historical writings. It is neither a constitutional nor a political history, but a historical definition and explanation of the main features which characterised the three kinds of government…

    Paperback – 2011-10-17
    Routledge

  • The Carolingian Renaissance and the Idea of Kingship (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Carolingian Renaissance and the Idea of Kingship (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Walter Ullmann

    In his Birkbeck Lectures, first published in 1969, Professor Ullmann throws new light on a familiar subject. He shows that the Carolingian renaissance had a wider and deeper meaning than has often been thought, especially in its political and ideological aspects. Displaying his mastery of both…

    Paperback – 2011-06-13
    Routledge

  • The Medieval Idea of Law as Represented by Lucas de Penna (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Medieval Idea of Law as Represented by Lucas de Penna (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Walter Ullmann

    Upon its original publication in 1946, this work represented a new approach to medieval studies, offering indispensable analysis to the historian of legal, political and social ideas. Research into the original sources leads the author through unexplored realms of medieval thought. By contrasting…

    Paperback – 2011-06-13
    Routledge

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