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Political writings

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  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Thomas Thomas, R. W. Dyson, Thomas
  • Biografical Information: Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) is arguably the greatest thinker of the Middle Ages, and a massive figure in the history of philosophy, and in the history of the Catholic church.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books, Early works, Early works to 1800, Ouvrages avant 1800
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Other titles: Works.
    St. Thomas Aquinas political writings
  • Series title: Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
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Print version: Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274. Political writings. Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002 (DLC) 2002025748 (OCoLC)49493457

Short Description

1 online resource (Xli, 312 pages).

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Political writings is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Thomas Aquinas ; edited and translated by R.W. Dyson.
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 19 editions
  • First edition Date: 2002
  • Last edition Date: 2007
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD558
  • Dewey Code: 320
  • ISBN: 0511020821 9780511020827 0511037252 9780511037252 9780521375696 052137569X 9780511801952 0511801955
  • OCLC: 56035104

Publisher Description:

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) is a massive figure in the history of western thought and of the Catholic church. In this major addition to the Cambridge Texts series Robert Dyson (whose modern rendition of Augustine's City of God has already been widely acclaimed) has chosen texts by Aquinas that show his development of a Christian version of the philosophy of Aristotle, its contrast with the Augustinian thought that had coloured so much political thinking in the previous eight centuries, and St Thomas's VIews as to the purpose of government, constitutions, and the relations between secular and ecclesiastical power. Property, slavery, and usury are fully covered, as are St Thomas's celebrated and influential writings on law. The translations are extremely accessible and the whole is supported by all of the usual series features designed to assist the student reader, including brief biographies, notes for further reading and a concise critical introduction.

Main Contents

pt. 1. Government and politics: Summa theologiae [Summa theologica] Ia 96, concerning the dominion which belonged to man in the state of innocence; The treatise ' De regimine principum' or 'De regno'; Summa theologiae IaIIae 105:1, concerning the reason for judicial precepts, of the Old Testament. pt. 2. Obedience: Summa theologiae IIaIIae 104, on obedience; Scripta super libros sententiarum II, Dist. 44, quaest. 2. pt. 3. Law: Summa theologiae IaIIae 90, the essence of law; Summa theologiae IaIIae 91, the various kinds of law; Summa theologiae IaIIae 92, the effect of law; Summa theologiae IaIIae 93, the eternal law; Summa theologiae IaIIae 94, the natural law; Summa theologiae IaIIae 95; human law considered in itself; Summa theologiae IaIIae 96, of the power of human law; Summa theologiae IaIIae 97, of change in the laws. pt. 4. Right, justice and judgment: Summa theologiae IIaIIae 57, on right; Summa theologiae IIaIIae 58, on justice; Summa theologiae IIaIIae 60, on judgment. pt. 5. Property relations: Summa theologiae IIaIIae 66, on theft and robbery; Summa theologiae IIaIIae 78, on the sin of usury; Letter to the Duchess of Brabant 'on the government of Jews. pt. 6. War, sedition and killing: Summa theologiae IIaIIae 40, on war; Summa theologiae IIaIIae 42, on sedition; Summa theologiae IIaIIae 64, on homicide. pt. 7. Religion and politics: Summa theologiae IIaIIae 10, on relations with unbelievers; Summa theologiae IIaIIae 11, on heresy; Summa theologiae IIaIIae 12, on Apostasy; Scripta super libros sententiarum 11, Dist. 44, quaest. 3
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Table of Contents

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1. Government and politics
2. Obedience
3. Law
4. Right, justice and judgment
5. Property relations
6. War, sedition and killing
7. Heresy, apostasy and unbelief
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