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Description - Vitoria by Francisco de Vitoria

Francisco Vitoria was the earliest and arguably the most important of the Thomist political philosophers of the Counter-Reformation. Not only did he write important essays on civil and ecclesiastical power, but he became celebrated for his defence of the new world Indians against the imperialism of his own master, the King of Spain. Vitoria's political works are thus of great importance for an understanding both of the rise of modern absolutism, and the debate about the emergent imperialism of the European powers. His works are also unusually accessible, since they survive mainly in the form of 'relectiones', or summaries delivered at the end of his lecture courses on law and theology at the University of Salamanca. Translated here into English for the first time, these texts comprise the core of Vitoria's thought, and will be of interest to specialists in political theory and the history of ideas, ecclesiastical history, and the history of early modern Spain. A comprehensive introduction, a chronology, and a bibliography accompany the texts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521367141
ISBN-10: 052136714X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Pages: 446
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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