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Visions of Politics

Visions of Politics

Volume 2. Renaissance Virtues

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  • Date Published: September 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521589253

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  • The second of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading intellectual historians. This collection includes some of his most important essays on the political thought of the Italian renaissance, each of which has been carefully revised for publication in this form. All of Professor Skinner's work is characterised by philosophical power, limpid clarity, and elegance of exposition; these essays, many of which are now recognised classics, provide a fascinating and convenient digest of the development of his thought. Professor Skinner has been awarded the Balzan Prize Life Time Achievement Award for Political Thought, History and Theory. Full details of this award can be found at http://www.balzan.it/News_eng.aspx?ID=2474

    • The major statements of one of the world's leading intellectual historians, on the political thought of the Renaissance
    • Each essay revised and reset, with apparatus presented in consistent form
    • Numerous classic pieces, collected together for the first time
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    Awards

    • Winner of the 2007 David Easton Award - Foundation of Political Theory Section of the American Political Science Association

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    "This is a remarkable collection and will stimulate readers who have sufficient background." Philosophy in Review

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    • Date Published: September 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521589253
    • length: 478 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.784kg
    • contains: 12 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The rediscovery of republican values
    3. Ambrogio Lorenzetti and the portrayal of virtuous government
    4. Ambrogio Lorenzetti on the power and glory of republics
    5. Republican virtues in an age of princes
    6. Machiavelli on virtu and the maintenance of liberty
    7. The idea of negative liberty: Machiavelli and modern perspectives
    8. Thomas More's Utopia and the virtue of true nobility
    9. Was there a Calvinist theory of revolution? 10. Moral ambiguity and the renaissance art of eloquence
    11. John Milton and the politics of slavery
    12. Classical liberty, Renaissance translation and the English civil war
    13. From the state of princes to the modern state
    14. Augustan party politics and Renaissance constitutional thought.

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  • Author

    Quentin Skinner, University of Cambridge
    QUENTIN SKINNER is Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Christ's College.

    Awards

    • Winner of the 2007 David Easton Award - Foundation of Political Theory Section of the American Political Science Association

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