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A History of Political Ideas: From Antiquity…

A History of Political Ideas: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages (edition 2013)

by Philippe Nemo, Kenneth Casler (Translator)

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Title:A History of Political Ideas: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Authors:Philippe Nemo
Other authors:Kenneth Casler (Translator)
Info:Duquesne Univ Pr (2013), Paperback, 665 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Political Theory

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Histoire des idées politiques dans l'Antiquité et au Moyen Age by Philippe Nemo



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As the first part of a two volume survey of political thought, Nemo (ESCP Europe) approaches the field of study in a manner different from many American texts. Appealing to readers with “little prior knowledge” (viii) of political thought, the author provides a lucid, engaging introductory volume that will enlighten both the novice and the specialist. The use of “historical context” (ix), combined with exceedingly accurate interpretations of primary texts, and the absence of ideological frameworks, contributes to the high overall quality of the book. The work is divided into three long sections: Part One, Ancient Greece; Part Two, Rome; and Part Three, the Christian West. In the introduction to Part Three a survey to the “political ideas” of the Bible is provided, including an accessible overview of Hebrew political thought. Important, yet often neglected figures in Christian political thought, including Tertullian, Origen, and many other thinkers, are analyzed succinctly, yet thoughtfully. This valuable and readable book deserves a wide readership.
  LeeCheek | Oct 1, 2013 |
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"Provides a context for understanding today's super states by tracing the origins of political thought from the earliest prestates through subsequent eras, including the philosophers and thinkers of the Greek city-state, Roman law, and the Christian Gospels; Nemo further examines the influence on political organization that extends from canon law and the influence of numerous Christian thinkers"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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