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Author John, of Salisbury, Bishop of Chartres, -1180.

Title Policraticus : of the frivolities of courtiers and the footprints of philosophers / edited and translated by Cary J. Nederman.

Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  320.01 JOHN    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Policraticus. English.
Physical description xxix, 240 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary 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 summarizing 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 new edition and translation, currently the only version available in English, is primarily aimed at undergraduate students of the history of political thought and medieval history. His new 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.
Other author Nederman, Cary J.
Subject Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Education of princes.
ISBN 0521367018 (paperback)

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