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Citizens to lords : a social history of Western political thought from antiquity to the Middle Ages

Author: Ellen Meiksins Wood
Publisher: London : Verso, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this groundbreaking work, Ellen Meiksins Wood rewrites the history of political theory. She traces the development of the Western tradition from classical antiquity through to the Middle Ages in the perspective of social history - a significant departure not only from the standard abstract history of ideas but also from other contextual methods. Treating canonical thinkers as passionately engaged human beings,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Meiksins Wood
ISBN: 9781844672431 1844672433 9781844677061 1844677060
OCLC Number: 220002810
Description: 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The social history of political theory --
The ancient Greek polis --
From polis to empire --
The middle ages.
Other Titles: Social history of Western political thought from antiquity to the Middle Ages
Responsibility: Ellen Meiksins Wood.

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Ellen Meiksins Wood's innovative social historyA" explores the ideas of canonical thinkers, from Socrates to Aquinas, as deeply engaged responses to the social conditions and conflicts of their time  Read more...

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Immensely impressive, bold and erudite - Ellen Meiksins Wood's conclusions are undeniably nuanced, challenging and important.A" Caroline Humfress, Times Higher Education Supplement

 
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