Brutus: Vindiciae, Contra Tyrannos: Or, Concerning the Legitimate Power of a Prince Over the People, and of the People Over a Prince

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Cambridge University Press, 1994 - History - 221 pages
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The Vindiciae, contra tyrannos was the most infamous of the monarchomach treatises produced during the French wars of religion. This edition presents the first complete and accurate English translation of the work, a comprehensive apparatus, and an introduction that provides the first detailed analysis of the argument and also reconsiders the much-disputed question of authorship. It will be of interest to a wide range of scholars working on the history of political thought and early modern Europe.
 

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Contents

Editors preface page
xi
Prefatory poem by L Scribonius Spinter 7
lxvii
The First Question
14
The Second Question 3 5
35
The Third Question
67
The Fourth Question
173
Postscriptal poem by Alphonsus Menesius Benavides
186
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