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Published: 01 March 2018

462 Pages


ISBN: 9780199675159

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Humanism and Empire

The Imperial Ideal in Fourteenth-Century Italy

Alexander Lee

  • The first comprehensive, synoptic study of humanistic ideas of Empire in the period c.1250-1402
  • Offers a radically new interpretation of fourteenth-century political thought
  • Raises wide-ranging questions about the foundations of modern constitutional ideas, particularly the concept of liberty
  • Adopts a multidisciplinary approach, embracing legal theory, ecclesiology, political geography, urban development, and cultural history

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