Ancient & Medieval Political Theory Products

  • On the Greek Origins of Biopolitics

    A Reinterpretation of the History of Biopower

    By Mika Ojakangas

    This book explores the origins of western biopolitics in ancient Greek political thought. Ojakangas’s argues that the conception of politics as the regulation of the quantity and quality of population in the name of the security and happiness of the state and its inhabitants is as old as…

    Hardback – 2016-05-10
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • The Politics of Rationality

    Reason through Occidental History

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

    Edited by Steven Vertovec

    In recent years the concept of ‘diversity’ has gained a leading place in academic thought, business practice and public policy worldwide. Although variously used, ‘diversity’ tends to refer to patterns of social difference in terms of certain key categories. Today the foremost categories shaping…

    Hardback – 2014-11-26
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Medieval Political Ideas (Routledge Revivals)

    Volume I

    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

    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

  • On the History of Political Philosophy

    Great Political Thinkers from Thucydides to Locke

    By W Julian Korab-Karpowicz

    Intended for use in courses on political philosophy or the history of political philosophy, On the History of Political Philosophy provides a critical account of Western political philosophy from classical Greece to modern times.  Demonstrating the continued relevance of historical ideas to…

    Paperback – 2011-10-28
    Routledge

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

    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)

    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)

    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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