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Evil lords theories and representations of tyranny from antiquity to the renaissance

Author: Nikos Panou; Hester Schadee
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By focusing on bad kingship, or tyranny, Evil Lords offers innovative insights into pre-modern conceptions of sovereignty, as well as into the relation between ethics and politics, individual and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Konferenzschrift
Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nikos Panou; Hester Schadee
ISBN: 9780199394852 0199394857 9780199394869 0199394865
OCLC Number: 1041840337
Description: Seiten cm
Contents: Introduction: Hester Schadee and Nikos PanouChapter 1: The Discourse of Tyranny and the Greek Roots of the Bad King Nino LuraghiChapter 2: 'A king like the other nations': the Foreignness of Tyranny in the Hebrew Bible Jennie GrilloChapter 3: Discourse of Kingship in Late Republican Invective Yelena BarazChapter 4: Imperial Madness in Ancient Rome Aloys WinterlingChapter 5: Contradictory Stereotypes: 'Barbarian' and 'Roman' Rulers and the Shaping of Merovingian Kingship Helmut ReimitzChapter 6: Tyrannos basileus: Imperial Legitimacy and Usurpation in Early Byzantium John Haldon and Nikos PanouChapter 7: Evil Lords and the Devil: Tyrants and Tyranny in Carolingian Texts Sumi ShimaharaChapter 8: There Are No 'Bad Kings': Evil Counselors and Tyrannical Characters in Medieval Political Thought Cary NedermanChapter 9: A Crooked Mirror for Princes: King Wenceslas IV (1361-1419) between Medieval Literature and Modern Historiography Pavlina RychterovaChapter 10: 'I don't know who you call tyrants': Debating Evil Lords in Quattrocento Humanism Hester SchadeeChapter 11: Machiavelli's Prince and the Concept of Tyranny Gabriele PedullaBibliography
Responsibility: Nikos Panou, Hester Schadee

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