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Ideal Constitutions in the Renaissance

Papers from the Munich February 2006 Conference


Heinrich C. Kuhn and Diana Stanciu

Contents: Diana Stanciu/Heinrich C. Kuhn: Preface – Heinrich C. Kuhn: Ideal Constitutions in the Renaissance: Sizes, structures, dynamics, continuities and discontinuities – Mikael Hörnqvist: The Machiavellian Elite: Prudence and the Mixed Regime in the Thought of Niccolò Machiavelli – Diana Stanciu: Practical Wisdom in Harrington’s Perfect Commonwealth – Richard Saage: «Utopia» and Thomas More’s Three Identities – Gregorio Piaia: «Navigavit quidem non vt Palinurus, sed vt Vlysses: Imo velut Plato»: Is More’s Utopia an Ideal Constitution? – José Luis Galimidi: «Barbarus durum reijcit, quicquid non est plane barbarum»: The political problem of transmitting true principles in Thomas More’s Utopia – Abraham Melamed: The Organic Theory of the State in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought – Marijke Janssens: Virtue, Monarchy and Catholic Faith: Justus Lipsius’ Monita et exempla politica (1605) and the Ideal of «Virtuous Monarchy» – Bo Lindberg: The Ideal Constitution - Swedish Model.