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A history of political thought in the sixteenth century

J. W. Allen

A history of political thought in the sixteenth century

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Published by Methuen in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political science -- History,
  • Reformation,
  • Church and state,
  • State, The

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 525 p.
    Number of Pages525
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22778391M
    LC Control Number52008608

    This natural law or, as Calvin also called it, the moral law, had two chief articles: to worship God and to love one another. For many years he served the duke of Anjou until the latter's death inand accompanied the duke on trips to England and the Netherlands. From the time of Henry VIII, English Catholics tended to rely on the traditional concept of natural law in their protest against the crown's ecclesiastical policy. Thomas Aquinas who helped reintroduce Aristotle 's works, which with the exception of the Politics which was translated directly from Greek to Latin by William of Moerbeke had only been preserved by the Muslimsalong with the commentaries of Averroes.

    The king and most of his leading ministers had visited many of Spain's European possessions, while maps, plans, drawings, surveys and questionnaires ensured Philip was one of the best informed monarchs of his period. In his La Grand Monarchie de France published inhe defended the view that a hereditary monarchy, though it had drawbacks, was in practice the best form of government, at least if it resembled that of France, which he considered the best governed country in the world. He disagreed with the Puritan position that the Bible is the only source of truth. The Catholicising Stuarts were asked back but the Restoration, as Scott shows, solved nothing.

    But Philip II was a realist and recognised that every thing could not be accomplished at once. It is perfectly legitimate for Christians to seek recourse in the courts when the occasion demands it. Even in spiritual matters, the pope's authority in France was limited by the powers of the king. The problem is complicated by the facts of More's life.


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A history of political thought in the sixteenth century book

This current of thought is found not only in formal treaties, but also in statutes and homilies; most of all, it is found in pamphlets. Magistrates are indispensable.

The great geographic discoveries then in process were integrating Europe into a world economic system. There was the failure to prevent foreign intelligence, the failure of co-ordination of logistics and communication and the failure to appreciate change in tactics and technology.

There was poor communication between Philip and his commanders and despite giving it his undivided attention, as usual he was hampered by indecision, the desire to micro-manage actions and financial difficulties. He rejected a mixed constitution, embodying elements of more than one of these forms, because he said that sovereignty, being absolute, cannot be divided.

For Burgess, early modern arguments were conducted within a broadly shared framework and he is anxious to highlight the extent to which his writers agreed. If he defaults on that obligation, the people can take measures to ensure purity of worship, which means that a heretical king can be deposed.

Bywhen it had become safe to repudiate the League, he did so. Within Scotland, Philip was prepared to support Mary diplomatically but, ironically, outside Scotland, although Catholic, as Mary represented French interests she was daughter of the French Mary of Guise and dowager Queen of France following her short marriage to Francis IIPhilip II supported his sister-in-law Elizabeth instead of the Scottish queen.

The emergence of modern Europe, 1500

The church should properly confine itself to spiritual functions. Through his friendship with Thomas More, he became a humanist, and his book displays the ideals of More's humanism in its concern for education and in its devotion to the public welfare, besides being crammed with references to ancient history and literature.

Bellarmine regarded this power as indirect. Spain - the first 'Global Empire' - was bested by Mother Nature and a considerably smaller political power with the result that as her imperial pretensions stuttered, England's flourished.

This is an important point. Luther's respect for the office of ruler or magistrate did not involve any great respect for their persons.

Spain would continue to be a political threat to England into the first year of the reign of Elizabeth's successor, James I. Of course there was disagreement, but what did it amount to?

According to Hooker, the sovereign was not the king alone but the king in Parliament. Two works of Erasmus are included in the curriculum. The idea of natural law as limiting the king was widely accepted, even among lawyers.

Increasingly, his Strategy was placed in the hands of others including his eventual successor Philip III.

These arguments refused to recognize in the church or the clergy any coercive power, because such power is reserved for the civil ruler. Men's needs and wants drove them to form societies, which arose from groupings of families. England had at last stabilised and modernised sufficiently to its place in Europe.

This enabled them to combat the idea of absolute monarchical power in the name of the authority of the pope. It goes on to say that this empire is governed by a king to whom the body politic, composed of clergy and laity, owe "next to God" their obedience.

On the other hand, obedience is not unconditional; the political thought of the reformers, including Luther, can best be summed up in the Biblical statement, "We ought to obey God rather than men.

Resistance theory in the Early Modern period

When it came to Philip's overseas possessions, information was less predictable and more expensive. The other prohibited the king from alienating the royal domain, but it was not clear just what this meant. If the secular ruler is in every country the head of the church, then there are churches but no Church Catholic.

Physical exercise is emphasized, and there is a defense of the value of dancing. Philip II also played this game - he attempted to gain access to secret information from London, Paris, the Netherlands and Rome.A History of Political Theory is a book by George Holland Sabine on the history of political thought from Ancient Greece to fascism and Nazism in the s.

First published init propounds a hypothesis that theories of politics are themselves a part of atlasbowling.com: George Holland Sabine. This page is designed to help make 16th Century Reformation resources available to those without easy access to a theological library. Many of the links below connect you to scanned, published books and articles made available by Google atlasbowling.comantly, Google Books allows you to search within a volume and also across volumes (rather than across the entire WWW).

History of political thought | History of Political Thought (HPT) is a quarterly journal which was launched in to fill a genuine academic need for a forum for work in this multi-disciplinary.

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History of Europe - History of Europe - The emergence of modern Europe, – The 16th century was a period of vigorous economic expansion. This expansion in turn played a major role in the many other transformations—social, political, and cultural—of the early modern age.

During the Renaissance secular political philosophy began to emerge after about a century of theological political thought in Europe.

One of the most influential works during this burgeoning period was Niccolò Machiavelli 's The Prince, written between –12 and published inafter Machiavelli's death. Apr 01,  · In truth the thought of the sixteenth century is so rich and various and its literature so extensive, that perhaps it is so wrong as yet for anyone to deal with it as a whole.

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