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Skinner, Quentin

Works: 243 works in 1,162 publications in 17 languages and 25,716 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Compiler, Speaker, Contributor
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
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Visions of politics by Quentin Skinner( )
95 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and German and held by 3,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading intellectual historians. This collection includes some of his most important philosophical and methodological statements written over the past four decades, each of which has been carefully revised for publication in this form
Republicanism a shared european heritage ( )
52 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 3,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These volumes are the fruits of a major European Science Foundation project and offer the first comprehensive study of republicanism as a shared European heritage. Whilst previous research has mainly focused on Atlantic traditions of republicanism, Professors Skinner and van Gelderen have assembled an internationally distinguished set of contributors whose studies highlight the richness and diversity of European traditions. Volume I focuses on the importance of anti-monarchism in Europe and analyses the relationship between citizenship and civic humanism, concluding with studies of the relationship between constitutionalism and republicanism in the period between 1500 and 1800. Volume II is devoted to the study of key republican values such as liberty, virtue, politeness and toleration. This volume also addresses the role of women in European republican traditions, and contains a number of in-depth studies of the relationship between republicanism and the rise of a commercial society in early modern Europe
Machiavelli : a very short introduction by Quentin Skinner( Book )
82 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Niccolo Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil that good may come of it, and his name has been a byword ever since for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? In answering this question Quentin Skinner focuses on three major works, "The Prince", "the Discourses", and "The History of Florence", and distils from them an introduction to Machiavelli's doctrines of exemplary clarity
The Return of grand theory in the human sciences by Quentin Skinner( Book )
66 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The foundations of modern political thought by Quentin Skinner( Book )
153 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A two-volume study of political thought from the late thirteenth to the end of the sixteenth century, the decisive period of transition from medieval to modern political theory. The work is intended to be both an introduction to the period for students, and a presentation and justification of a particular approach to the interpretation of historical texts. Volume One deals with the Renaissance, Volume Two with the Age of Reformation. Quentin Skinner gives an outline account of all the principal texts of the period, discussing in turn the chief political writings of Dante, Marsiglio, Bartolus, Machiavelli, Erasmus and more, Luther and Calvin, Bodin and the Calvinist revolutionaries. But he also examines a very large number of lesser writers in order to explain the general social and intellectual context in which these leading theorists worked. He thus presents the history not as a procession of 'classic texts' but are more readily intelligible. He traces by this means the gradual emergence of the vocabulary of modern political thought, and in particular the crucial concept of the State. -- Publisher description
The Cambridge history of Renaissance philosophy ( Book )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy offers a balanced and comprehensive account of philosophical thought from the middle of the fourteenth century to the emergence of modern philosophy at the turn of the seventeenth century. The Renaissance has, of course, attracted much scholarly attention for over a century, but the philosophy of the period was, to begin with, relatively neglected, and this is the first volume in English to synthesise for a wider readership that substantial and sophisticated research now available. The Renaissance was, in fact, a time of intense, varied and in may ways distinctive philosophical activity which deserves to be at least as well known as the philosophy of the Middle Ages
A dialogue between a philosopher and a student of the common laws of England by Thomas Hobbes( )
25 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a critique of common law by a great philosopher, this text should be of interest to anyone studying English political thought or legal theory
Philosophy in history : essays on the historiography of philosophy ( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prince by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )
31 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his introduction to this new translation by Russell Price, Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response both to the world of Florentine politics, and as an attack on the advice-books for princes published by a number of his contemporaries. This new edition includes notes on the principal events in Machiavelli's life, and on the vocabulary of The Prince, as well as biographical notes on characters in the text
Liberty before liberalism by Quentin Skinner( Book )
49 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This extended essay by one of the world's leading historians seeks, in its first part, to excavate, and to vindicate, the neo-Roman theory of free citizens and free states as it developed in early-modern Britain. This analysis leads on to a powerful defence of the nature, purposes and goals of intellectual history and the history of ideas. As Quentin Skinner says, 'the intellectual historian can help us to appreciate how far the values embodied in our present way of life, and our present ways of thinking about those values, reflect a series of choices made at different times between different possible worlds'. This essay thus provides one of the most substantial statements yet made about the importance, relevance and potential excitement of this form of historical enquiry
Reason and rhetoric in the philosophy of Hobbes by Quentin Skinner( Book )
29 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a new interpretation of Hobbes, one of the most difficult and challenging of political philosophers. Using the full range of manuscript as well as printed sources, it documents a new view of Hobbes's intellectual development
Philosophy, politics and society, fourth series; a collection by Peter Laslett( Book )
8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Machiavelli and republicanism ( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hobbes and republican liberty by Quentin Skinner( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hobbes and Republican Liberty is an extended essay that develops several of the theme announced by Quentin Skinner in his famous inaugural lecture on 'Liberty before Liberalism' of 1998, Cogent, engaged, accessible and indeed exhilarating, this new book will appeal to readers of history, politics and philosophy at all levels and provides an excellent introduction to the work of one of the most celebrated thinkers of our time."--BOOK JACKET
Milton and republicanism ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great political thinkers ( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains studies of four of the most influential political theorists in the Western tradition: Machiavelli, whose name is a byword for duplicity, Hobbes, the first great English political philosopher, Mill, liberal thinker and champion of individual liberty, and Marx, whose legacy has affected the lives of millions. This book is aimed at students of political and economic history, political theory, as well as general readers
Political discourse in early modern Britain by N. T Phillipson( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
States and citizens : history, theory, prospects ( Book )
13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coverage of the Western European experience is wide-ranging in this survey of perceptions of the state, its history, and prospects in the contemporary world. The greatest post-colonial democratic state, India, is also discussed as an important comparative example. Contributions by a distinguished pan-European team of authors ensure this study's value to students and teachers of the history of ideas, political theory and European studies
Hobbes and civil science by Quentin Skinner( )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regarding method by Quentin Skinner( )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Skinner, Q. R. D.
Skinner, Q. R. D. (Quentin R. D.)
Skinner, Quentin Robert Duthie 1940-
Скиннер, Квентин 1940-
スキナー, クェンティン
スキナー, クエンティン
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