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Marsilius of Padua at the intersection of ancient and medieval traditions of political thought /

"This book focuses on the reception of classical political ideas in the political thought of the fourteenth-century Italian writer Marsilius of Padua. Vasileios Syros provides a novel cross-cultural perspective on Marsilius's theory and breaks fresh ground by exploring linkages between his...

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Main Author: Syros, Vasileios.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2012]
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Table of Contents:
  • Marsilius' Life and Works
  • Major Intellectual Influences on Marsilius. Albertino Mussato and Paduan Politics ; Peter of Abano and Late Medieval Natural Philosophy and Medicine ; Averroes Goes West: John of Jandun ; Muslim and Jewish Influences.
  • Marsilius' Political Theory. Marsilius and Aristotelian Teleology ; The Origins of Social Life ; Rhetoric and the Genesis of Civil Life ; The Purpose of the Political Community ; The Peace and Tranquility of the Political Community ; The Unity of the Political Community ; The Organization of the Political Community ; The Emergence of Religion and the Civic Function of the Sacerdotal Part ; Marsilius' Notion of Citizenship.
  • Marsilius' Legal Theory. The Definition of the Law ; Giants on the Shoulders of Dwarfs: Legislation and a Well-ordered Political Community ; Cyclops with Many Eyes: Laws and Collective Prudence ; The legislator humanus ; Legislation and Sovereignty ; Medieval Echoes ; Beyond Aristotle.
  • Marsilius' Theory of Government. The Taxonomy of Constitutions ; The Five Modes of Establishing Monarchy ; The Appointment of the Government ; The Political Community as a Living Organism.
  • Conclusions.