On Power Of Emperors And Pope

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A&C Black, Aug 15, 1998 - Political Science - 177 pages
The Franciscan William of Ockham (c.1285-c.1347) was the greatest theologian and philosopher of the first half of the fourteenth century. Spurred on by the activities of a papacy which he saw as destroying the very foundations of his Order, he devoted the last part of his life to examining the extent of papal power over Christians and its relationship to the secular government of people. On the Power of Emperors and Popes (1347) is his last work. Short, passionate and lucid, it represents a distillation of his thought on these questions and forms an excellent and accessible introduction to his political thought as a whole. The extensive new annotations to the text bring to light the range of sources on which Ockham drew, while the new introduction places the work in its historical context and relates it to other works of medieval Franciscan political discourse. Translated here into English for the first time, the work will be of interest to all students and researchers in the field of medieval political thought.

--the first English translation of Ockham's classic work, plus extensive new introduction, textual annotation, and bibliography
--modern editorial apparatus connects the work with the whole body of Ockham's political thought
--the new annotation provides historical and intellectual context and translations of Ockham's source references

 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Notes on the Translation and the Text
52
List of Abbreviations
56
Bibliography
58
On the Power of Emperors and Popes
60
Prologue
67
Chapter 1
73
Chapter 2
77
Chapter 13
106
Chapter 14
108
Chapter 15
110
Chapter 16
113
Chapter 17
115
Chapter 18
116
Chapter 19
117
Chapter 20
120

Chapter 3
79
Chapter 4
81
Chapter 5
84
Chapter 6
87
Chapter 7
89
Chapter 8
98
Chapter 9
99
Chapter 10
101
Chapter 11
102
Chapter 12
104
Chapter 21
125
Chapter 22
126
Chapter 23
127
Chapter 24
130
Chapter 25
132
Chapter 26
134
Chapter 27
137
Chapter 28
171
Index 173
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