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Ptolemy, considered a proto-Humanist by some, combined the principles of Northern Italian republicanism with Aristotelian theory in his De Regimine Principum, a book that influenced much of the political thought of the later Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the early modern period. He was the first to attack kingship as despotism and to draw parallels between ancient Greek models of mixed constitution and the Roman Republic, biblical rule, the Church, and medieval government.

In addition to his translation of this important and radical medieval political treatise, written around 1300, James M. Blythe includes a sixty-page introduction to the work and provides over 1200 footnotes that trace Ptolemy's sources, explain his references, and comment on the text, the translation, the context, and the significance.

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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. A Note on the Text
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-59
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  1. Book I
  2. pp. 60-103
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  1. Book 2
  2. pp. 104-145
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  1. Book 3
  2. pp. 146-214
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  1. Book 4
  2. pp. 215-288
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 289-291
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  1. Index to Aristotle Citations
  2. pp. 293-294
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  1. Index to Augustine Citations
  2. p. 295
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  1. Index to Biblical Citations
  2. pp. 297-300
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 301-310
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780812201338
Related ISBN
9780812233704
MARC Record
OCLC
759158196
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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