John of Salisbury: Policraticus (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) [John of Salisbury, Cary J. Nederman] on *FREE* shipping on. Editor’s introduction John of Salisbury’s Policraticus: Of the Frivolities of Courtiers and the Footprints of Philosophers is commonly acclaimed as the first extended. John of Salisbury (c) was the foremost political theorist of his age. He was trained in scholastic theology and philosophy at Paris.

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John of Salisbury learned about court life as secretary first to Thibaud, and then to Thomas a Becket, both archbishops of Canterbury. He later became bishop of Chartres.

His books are urbane and clearly written, providing a cultured view of the upper-class society of the twelfth century. Account Options Sign in.

He was trained in scholastic theology and philosophy at Paris, and his writings are invaluable for summarizing many of the metaphysical speculations of his time. The Policraticus is his main work, and is regarded as the My library Help Advanced Book Search.


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Cambridge University PressOct 26, – History – pages. John of Salisbury c. The Policraticus is his main work, and is regarded as the first complete work of political theory to be written in the Latin Middle Ages. Cary Nederman’s new edition and translation, currently the only version available in English, is primarily aimed at policraicus students of the history of political oc and medieval history. His new translation shows how important this text is mohn understanding the mores, forms of conduct and beliefs of the most powerful and learned segments of twelfth century Western Europe.

Selected pages Title Page. That pride is the root of all evil. That the Romans are dedicated to vanity. On the difference between the prince. That the authority of divine law consists. That the ruler must have the law of.

Of the moderation of the princes justice. Chapter ig Of the honour to be exhibited by soldiers. Who are the feet of the republic. The vices of the powerful are to. Of the policratucus of the head and. Of the errors of the Academics and. That virtue is the unique path to being.


Of ambition and that passion. Chapter n What are the other rewards of princes. What bad and good happen to subjects.

John of Salisbury (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

policraticys Of those who hold the place of the heart. Of the eyes ears and tongue of. What pertains to the sacred calling. That military service requires selection. The armed soldier is by necessity bound.

Of the love and acclaim of liberty and. Of the four rivers which spring for Epi. Tyrants are the ministers of God.

John of Salisbury

All tyrants reach a miserable end. The counsel of Brutus is to be used. What is the most faithful path to be fol. Other editions – View all John of Salisbury: Policraticus John of Salisbury Limited preview – Policraticus John of Salisbury No preview available –