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Democritus’s Dreame: * Conciliarism in the History of Political Thought

Francis Oakley

in The Conciliarist Tradition: Constitutionalism in the Catholic Church 1300-1870

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541249
eISBN:
9780191708787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541249.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Medieval History

This chapter examines conciliar theory and its legacy to 16th- and 17th-century political thought in Scotland, France, and England. John Neville Figgis urged very forcefully the significance of the ... More


4. 4. New Solomons

Paul J. E. Kershaw

in Peaceful Kings: Peace, Power and the Early Medieval Political Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198208709
eISBN:
9780191594731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208709.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores Carolingian political thought in the period following Charlemagne's death in 814 to that of his grandson Charles the Bald in 877. Whilst political communication in Charlemagne's ... More


Thomas Aquinas—Love, Justice, and the Life of Virtue

M. S. KEMPSHALL

in The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207160
eISBN:
9780191677526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207160.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Aquinas' application of the principles of superiority and identity to the human community. It notes that this application presents a complex combination of metaphysics and ... More


The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

M. S. Kempshall

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207160
eISBN:
9780191677526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207160.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This study offers a major reinterpretation of medieval political thought by examining one of its most fundamental ideas. If it was axiomatic that the goal of human society should be the common good, ... More


Remigio dei Girolami—The Order of Love

M. S. KEMPSHALL

in The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207160
eISBN:
9780191677526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207160.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Remigio dei Girolami's political thought through his political writings which provide some indication of the wider impact of the scholastic reception of Aristotle's Ethics and ... More


Epilogue

Francis Oakley

in The Mortgage of the Past: Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance (1050-1300)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300176339
eISBN:
9780300183504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176339.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the continuities that encompass the two and a half centuries on which this book has focused. Kingship was the primary institutional focus of political thinking in the ... More


Peaceful Kings: Peace, Power and the Early Medieval Political Imagination

Paul Kershaw

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198208709
eISBN:
9780191594731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208709.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In Rome on Christmas Day 800 Charlemagne, the Frankish king, was acclaimed ‘most August, crowned by God, great and peacemaking emperor’. This event transformed the nature of his rule, marked the ... More


The Mortgage of the Past: Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance (1050-1300)

Francis Oakley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300176339
eISBN:
9780300183504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176339.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The author of this book continues his three-part history of the emergence of Western political thought during the Middle Ages with this second volume in the series. Here, he explores kingship from ... More


Proto-Constitutionalist Innovation: The Roots of Consent Theory and the Emergence of Representative Institutions

Francis Oakley

in The Mortgage of the Past: Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance (1050-1300)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300176339
eISBN:
9780300183504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176339.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter presents and elaborates upon the influence of books and the important role they played in shaping the political thinking and writings of the first generation of medieval Aristotelians, ... More


Recuperating the Past (i): Nature and Chronology of the Process

Francis Oakley

in The Mortgage of the Past: Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance (1050-1300)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300176339
eISBN:
9780300183504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176339.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter asserts the significance of the attainment of a renewed familiarity with the intellectual legacy of Greek, Roman, and Christian antiquity to the vigorous development of political ... More


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