The Social and Political Ideas of Some Great Medieval Thinkers: A Series of Lectures Delivered at King's College, University of London

The Social and Political Ideas of Some Great Medieval Thinkers: A Series of Lectures Delivered at King's College, University of London

The Social and Political Ideas of Some Great Medieval Thinkers: A Series of Lectures Delivered at King's College, University of London

The Social and Political Ideas of Some Great Medieval Thinkers: A Series of Lectures Delivered at King's College, University of London

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The course of lectures issued in this volume was delivered publicly in King's College, London, during the autumn of 1922. It proved to be an exceptionally attractive course, and those who planned it had the satisfaction of seeing the lecture-room filled to overflowing week by week. The regular attendance of the large audience, the evident interest with which all present followed the arguments of the speakers, and the warm appreciation manifested, all served to show that both the Middle Ages and Political Ideas are subjects concerning which a growing number of people are eager to be informed. It is hoped that in their present more permanent form the lectures will reach a far vaster audience than that which originally heard them delivered, and that on both sides of the Atlantic they may serve to introduce students to thinkers who have moulded the minds of the race, and to ideas that have been powerfully operative in history.

The lectures, with two exceptions, are printed substantially as they were first given. The two exceptions are those on St Augustine and Wycliffe. In the first case, the lecturer, Dr A. J. Carlyle, was unfortunately prevented at the last moment by illness from delivering his discourse. Hence, at very short notice, it fell to the lot of the editor of this volume to give a superficial survey of the circumstances which called forth The City of God, and the line of argument which the great Latin Father followed in his remarkable apologia. Dr Carlyle . . .

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