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Renaissance Civic Humanism
Reappraisals and Reflections

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Part of Ideas in Context

James Hankins, William J. Connell, James M. Blythe, John M. Najemy, Mikael Hornqvist, Alison Brown, Athanasios Moulakis, Harvey C. Mansfield, Cary J. Nederman, Paul A. Rahe
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  • Date Published: January 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521548076

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  • Civic Humanism has been one of the most influential concepts in the history of ideas ever since the pioneering work of Hans Baron and J. G. A. Pocock. This book reassesses Renaissance republican thinkers in relation to the medieval and early modern traditions of political thought and proposes new understandings of the evolution of important republican concepts. The distinguished team of American and European political theorists and historians together contribute a distinctive and significant addition to the study of republican political ideology.

    • International team of senior political theorists and historians reassess a major theme in the history of ideas
    • Contributions from both USA and Europe, with resonance on both continents
    • Strong crossover into history, literary studies and cultural studies
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    "...this is a superb and thought-provoking set of essays....this collection will be of interest to scholars in several fields..." American Historical Review

    "Excellent collection of essays..." Canadian Journal of History

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    • Date Published: January 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521548076
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction James Hankins
    1. The republican idea William J. Connell
    2. 'Civic humanism' and medieval political thought James M. Blythe
    3. Civic humanism and Florentine politics John M. Najemy
    4. Two myths of civic humanism Mikael Hornqvist
    5. Rhetoric, history and ideology: the civic panegyrics of Leonardo Bruni James Hankins
    6. De-masking Renaissance republicanism Alison Brown
    7. Civic humanism, realist constitutionalism, and Francesco Guicciardini's 'Discorso di Logrogno' Athanasios Moulakis
    8. Bruni and Machiavelli on civic humanism Harvey C. Mansfield
    9. Rhetoric, reason and republic: republicanisms - ancient, medieval and modern Cary J. Nederman
    10. Situating Machiavelli Paul A. Rahe.

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    James Hankins, Harvard University, Massachusetts


    James Hankins, William J. Connell, James M. Blythe, John M. Najemy, Mikael Hornqvist, Alison Brown, Athanasios Moulakis, Harvey C. Mansfield, Cary J. Nederman, Paul A. Rahe

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