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Short Discourse on Tyrannical Government

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William of Ockham (c. 1285-c. 1387) was the most eminent theologian and philosopher of his day, a Franciscan friar who came to believe that the Avignonese papacy of John XXII had set out to destroy the religious ideal on which his order was based: the complete poverty of Christ and the Apostles. A Short Discourse on Tyrannical Government is an attack on the claims of the medieval Church, specifically the papacy, to universal spiritual and secular power. Written at the time of the emergence of the European nation-states, Ockham's work issued a direct hard-hitting challenge to the claims of limitless papal power. The text is accompanied by a full bibliography, a chronology and an introduction setting his work in its intellectual and historical context.

Synopsis:

The Short Discourse is a passionate but compelling statement of Ockham's position on the most fundamental political problem of the medieval period.

Table of Contents

Preface; Note on references; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Principal dates in Ockham's life; Suggestions for further reading; A Short Discourse on the Tyrannical Government over things; Divine and human, but especially over the Empire and those subject to the Empire; Usurped by some who are called Highest Pontiffs; Prologue; Book I; Book II; Book III; Book IV; Book V; Book VI; Appendix: text and translation; Bibliography; Index of references to the Bible; Index of references to canon law; Index of persons; Subject index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521352420
Author:
William
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
McGrade, Arthur Stephen
Author:
McGrade, Arthur Stephen
Author:
Skinner, Quentin
Author:
Kilcullen, John
Author:
Of Ockham, William
Author:
William of Ockham
Author:
Geuss, Raymond
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science
Publication Date:
19920831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
5.50x8.50x.69 in. 1.03 lbs.

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