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History of Political Theory: An Introduction

Volume I: Ancient and Medieval

Second Edition

George Klosko

October 2012

ISBN: 9780199695423

392 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

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Price: £30.99

History of Political Theory: An Introduction is an engaging introduction to the main figures in the history of Western Political Theory and their most important works. The first volume traces the development of political theory "from the beginning" in ancient Greece through to the Reformation.

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History of Political Theory: An Introduction is an engaging introduction to the main figures in the history of Western Political Theory and their most important works. The first volume traces the development of political theory "from the beginning" in ancient Greece through to the Reformation.

  • This is a readable but careful and thorough lntroduction to a major subject
  • Situates the texts in their historical contexts and contains extensive quotations from original sources
  • Key concepts clearly ecplained
  • Brings alive the subject's relevance today

About the Author(s)

George Klosko, Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

George Klosko works in both normative political theory and the history of political thought. His books include Political Obligations (Oxford, 2005) the Second Edition of The Development of Plato's Political Theory (Oxford, 2006). The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy (2011), Chich he edited. He is Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.

Table of Contents

    Contents
    Preface
    Introduction
    Part I: Classical Political Theory
    1:Origins: The Polis, Traditional Values, The Sophists
    2:Socrates
    3:Plato: The Defense of Justice
    4:Plato: The Just City
    5:Aristotle
    6:Hellenistic Political Theory
    Part II: Medieval Political Theory
    7:The New Testament Background
    8:St. Augustine
    9:St. Thomas Aquinas and the High Middle Ages
    10:Marsilius of Padua and Medieval Constitutionalism
    11:Reformation Political Theory
    Chronology
    Index

Reviews

"Klosko's introduction will serve the purposes of most undergraduate courses in the history of political theory very well, and especially those that wishes to structure their reading lists around the texts of Plato. ... [I]t will help students access these texts and see their relevance for the predicaments faced by each and every democratic citizen." - Mark Fisher, LSE Review of Books

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