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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 13 new and published books in the subject of Ancient & Medieval Political Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy

    Cities and Transcendence

    By Jonathan N. Badger

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy is an inquiry into a fundamental political problem made visible through the tragic poetry of Sophocles. In part I Badger offers a detailed exegesis of three plays: Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes. These plays share a common theme, illuminating a persistent...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

    Edited by Steven Vertovec

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    In recent years the concept of ‘diversity’ has gained a leading place in academic thought, business practice and public policy worldwide. Although variously used, ‘diversity’ tends to refer to patterns of social difference in terms of certain key categories. Today the foremost categories shaping...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Medieval Political Ideas (Routledge Revivals)

    Volume I

    By Ewart Lewis

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1954, this book explores the political ideas of the Middle Ages. It covers the period from the investiture struggle to the end of the fifteenth century and provides comprehensive readings of otherwise inaccessible source material. Each chapter begins with an introductory essay on...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Medieval Political Ideas (Routledge Revivals)

    Volume II

    By Ewart Lewis

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1954, this book explores the political ideas of the Middle Ages. It covers the period from the investiture struggle to the end of the fifteenth century and provides comprehensive readings of otherwise inaccessible source material. Each chapter begins with an introductory essay on...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Rationality

    Reason through Occidental History

    By Charles P. Webel

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    What are reason and rationality? How significant are recent postmodernist and neuroscientific challenges to these longheld notions? Should we abandon a belief in reason and an adherence to rationality? Or can reason and rationality be reformulated and reframed? And what does politics have to do...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Untangling Heroism

    Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero

    By Ari Kohen

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Pliny’s Defense of Empire

    By Thomas R. Laehn

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Despite perennial interest in Pliny the Elder’s Natural History, the world’s first encyclopedia, as a record of the prodigious, the quotidian, and the useful in Rome in the first century AD, for centuries Pliny has been derided as little more than an inept compiler of facts and marvels...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. On the History of Political Philosophy

    Great Political Thinkers from Thucydides to Locke

    By W Julian Korab-Karpowicz

    Intended for use in courses on political philosophy or the history of political philosophy, On the History of Political Philosophy provides a critical account of Western political philosophy from classical Greece to modern times. Demonstrating the continued relevance of historical ideas to...

    Published October 28th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Principles of Government and Politics in the Middle Ages (Routledge Revivals)

    By Walter Ullmann

    In many respects this book, first published in 1961, marked a somewhat radical departure from contemporary historical writings. It is neither a constitutional nor a political history, but a historical definition and explanation of the main features which characterised the three kinds of government...

    Published October 17th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Carolingian Renaissance and the Idea of Kingship (Routledge Revivals)

    By Walter Ullmann

    In his Birkbeck Lectures, first published in 1969, Professor Ullmann throws new light on a familiar subject. He shows that the Carolingian renaissance had a wider and deeper meaning than has often been thought, especially in its political and ideological aspects. Displaying his mastery of both...

    Published June 13th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Pliny’s Defense of Empire
    By Thomas R. Laehn
    To Be Published July 14th 2015
  2. Untangling Heroism: Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero
    By Ari Kohen
    To Be Published July 21st 2015
  3. Medieval Foundations of International Relations
    Edited by William Bain
    To Be Published February 1st 2016

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