Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2018

464 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

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
  • Explores the connections between Church and Empire, and between culture and politics, appealing across disciplines to ecclesiastic and cultural historians