Research Handbook on the History of Political Thought

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Research Handbook on the History of Political Thought

9781800373792 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Cary J. Nederman, Professor of Political Science, Bush School of Government and Civil Service, Texas A&M University, US and Guillaume Bogiaris, Champlain College, Saint-Lawrence, Canada
Publication Date: June 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80037 379 2 Extent: c 510 pp
This insightful Handbook reviews the key frameworks guiding political scientists and historians of political thought. Comprehensive in scope, it covers historical methodology, traditions, epochs, and classic authors and texts, spanning from ancient Greece until the nineteenth century.

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This insightful Handbook reviews the key frameworks guiding political scientists and historians of political thought. Comprehensive in scope, it covers historical methodology, traditions, epochs, and classic authors and texts, spanning from ancient Greece until the nineteenth century.

Elucidating the evolution and current state of the field, the Handbook emphasizes the value of studying the history of political ideas to gain a critical perspective on our own embedded cultural predispositions. Authors analyze various intellectual schools, such as Stoicism, Christianity, Islam, Liberalism, Republicanism, and Libertarianism, and discuss hermeneutical strategies to reading historical texts, including approaches from the Cambridge School and the Straussians. Providing a broad overview of Western political ideas, an international range of contributors also demonstrate cognizance of global theoretical movements and their significance for historical inquiry. They reexamine the standard canon of political thinkers in light of topics such as gender, colonization, and race, exploring the ideas of, amongst others, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Wollstonecraft, and Marx.

Accessible to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as established scholars, this Handbook is a crucial resource for academics in political science, philosophy, intellectual history, and economics, as well as scholars who study economic thought, law and politics. It will also appeal to scholars seeking a clear understanding of the key concepts that continue to influence contemporary theory and research across the social sciences.
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‘Nederman and Bogiaris have done a brilliant job of editing the Research Handbook on the History of Political Thought. The book is full of gems, clearly written summaries of complicated fields that will help and delight scholars, students and general readers. It is a major accomplishment and very much to be welcomed.’
– Richard Whatmore, University of St. Andrews, UK

‘A vade mecum for all researchers of politics. The essays assembled here by Cary J. Nederman and Guillaume Bogiaris provide an up-to-date and accessible introduction to the history of political thought. This volume is a powerful manifesto for the indispensability of the discipline for contemporary political imagination.’
– Takashi Shogimen, University of Otago, New Zealand

‘None of us invented our own political ideas. We have all picked them up from our education and environment. One way to get control of them is to understand where they came from. And this is the Research Handbook for learning how to get that understanding, and that sense of control.’
– John Christian Laursen, University of California, Riverside, US

‘Nederman’s and Bogiaras’ Research Handbook is a remarkable work, providing a broad synopsis and synthesis of the history of political thought and how we go about studying it. Treating a vast array of topics, ranging from methodological approaches to the history of political thought, to philosophical traditions, to historical eras, and to individual thinkers, the volume is unparalleled in its comprehensiveness. Whatever the career stage, readers of this volume will find it an invaluable resource.’
– Daniel J. Kapust, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
Contents
Contents
About the editors x
List of contributors xi
Preface and acknowledgements xvi
Introduction to the Research Handbook on the History of Political Thought 1
Cary J. Nederman and Guillaume Bogiaris
PART I METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES
1 Philosophical analysis 7
Adrian Blau
2 Leo Strauss and Straussianism 19
Alex Priou
3 The Cambridge School 31
James Alexander
4 Comparative political thought 42
Takamichi Sakurai
5 Feminism 53
Karen Green
6 Historical materialism 62
Rafael Khachaturian
PART II HISTORIOGRAPHIES
7 Platonism 76
Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides
8 Aristotelianism 89
Kelvin Knight
9 Stoicism 99
Tristan J. Rogers
10 Christianity 110
Ben Peterson
11 Islam 121
Andrew F. March
12 Liberalism 134
Dirk Schuck
13 Conservatism 143
Emily Jones
14 Republicanism 153
Cary J. Nederman
15 Libertarianism 166
Rosolino A. Candela
PART III HISTORICAL ERAS
16 Ancient Greece 178
Rebecca LeMoine
17 Ancient Rome 189
Dean Hammer
18 Western Middle Ages 199
Chris Jones
19 Arabic Middle Ages 210
Mohamad Ghossein
20 Renaissance 221
Catherine R. Power
21 Reformation 232
Jarrett A. Carty
22 Seventeenth century 242
Karie Schultz
23 Eighteenth century 253
Megan Gallagher
24 Nineteenth century 264
Jeffrey Church
PART IV MAJOR AUTHORS
25 Plato 277
Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides
26 Aristotle 289
Thornton Lockwood
Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides
27 Cicero 301
Gary Remer
28 Augustine 314
Colleen E. Mitchell
29 Thomas Aquinas 327
Cary J. Nederman
30 Marsilius of Padua 338
Alessandro Mulieri
31 Machiavelli 347
Guillaume Bogiaris
32 Hobbes 358
Kye Barker
33 Locke 368
Garion Frankel
34 Montesquieu 380
Constantine Christos Vassiliou
35 Rousseau 393
Megan K. Dyer
36 Kant 404
Cary J. Nederman
37 Edmund Burke 414
Garion Frankel
38 Catharine Macaulay 426
Alan Coffee
39 Mary Wollstonecraft 436
Laura Brace
40 John Stuart Mill 447
Brandon Turner
41 Marx 458
Terrell Carver
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