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(Un)masking the realities of power : Justus Lipsius and the dynamics of political writing in early modern Europe

Author: Erik De Bom; et al
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 193.
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Starting from Justus Lipsius's "Monita et exempla politica"(1605), this book offers a collection of essays dealing with the disputed Macchiavellian, Tacitean or Neostoic character of Lipsius's political thought, and its impact on the dynamics of political discourse in Early Modern Europe.
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(Un)masking the realities of power.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
(DLC) 2010040687
(OCoLC)670238172
Named Person: Justus Lipsius
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erik De Bom; et al
ISBN: 9789004191280 9004191283 9789004191839 9004191836
OCLC Number: 729757118
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 347 p.)
Contents: Introduction. Towards a more balanced view of Justus Lipsius's political writings and their influence / Erik De Bom ... [et al.] --
General tendencies. Exempla, prudence and casuistry in Renaissance political discourse / Mikael Hörnqvist ; History and exemplarity in the work of Lipsius / Harro Höpfl ; Stoicism in political humanism and natural law / Bo Lindberg --
Rhetorics, history and exemplarity. Monita et exempla politica as example of a genre / Ann Moss ; Rhetoric and exemplarity in Justus Lipsius's Monita et exempla politica / Marjike Janssens ; Justus Lipsius and the challenge of historical exemplarity / Harold E. Braun ; Justus Lipsius and the cento form / George Hugo Tucker --
Virtues and politics. Fate and rule, destiny and dynasty : Lipsius's final views on superstition, fate and divination in the Monita et exempla politica (1605) / Jan Papy ; The Clementia Lipsiana : political analysis, autobiography and panegyric / Violet Soen ; Prudence in Lipsius's Monita et exempla politica : stoic virtue, Aristotelian virtue or not a virtue at all? / Diana Stanciu ; Secret compensation : a friendly and lawful alternative to Lipsius's political thought / Wim Decock --
Lipsius's heritage. Carolus Scribani and the Lipsian legacy : the Politico-Christianus and Lipsius's image of the good prince / Erik De Bom ; A Lipsian legacy : neo-absolutism, natural law and the decline of reason of state in France 1600-1760 / Jacob Soll.
Series Title: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 193.
Responsibility: edited by Erik De Bom ... [et al.].

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