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Published: 06 September 2018

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780199394852

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Evil Lords

Theories and Representations of Tyranny from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Edited by Nikos Panou and Hester Schadee

  • Offers unprecedented spatial, temporal, and disciplinary scope of scholarship on bad kingship
  • Presents a number of case studies offering innovative insights into ancient, medieval, and early modern value systems and conceptions of sovereignty
  • Creates a narrative of the Western tradition on tyranny from its ancient roots up to its radical revision at the brink of modernity
  • Demonstrates that the study of the toxic qualities of the tyrant can advance our knowledge not only of pre-modern conceptualizations of badness but also of the relation between ethics and politics, individual and society, and power and propaganda