"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."Lord Acton
The aim of the Series was to bring back into circulation writings of substantial historical importance in the literature of political thought which have now become obscure, either in whole or in part. The Editors hoped they achieve a roughly even balance between texts of the medieval, early modern, and modern periods.
Dr Robert W. Dyson
James of Viterbo, De regimine Christiano: A Critical Edition and Translation (Brill's Texts and Sources in Intellectual History, vol. 6) (Leiden: Brill, 2009), xxxiv + 334 pp.
Sedulius Scottus, De Rectoribus Christianis (On Christian Rulers): An Edition and English Translation (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2010), 202 pp.
"James of Viterbo," Encylopedia of Medieval Philosophy (Amsterdam; Springer Verlag, 2011).
(ed. & trans.)(Durham University), Three Royalist Tracts, 1296-1302
Dr Julia Stapleton (ed.)(Durham University), Liberalism, Democracy and the State in Britain: Five Essays, 1862-1891:Articles, chapters, lectures by James Fitzjames Stephen, Lord Acton, A.V. Dicey,T.H. Green, and Herbert Spencer.
Dr Annabell Brett (ed. & transl.) (Cambridge), William of Ockham: De imperatorum et pontificum potestate('On the power of emperors and popes') (1347)
Professor Maurice Goldsmith (ed.)(Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) By a Society of Ladies': Bernard Mandeville's Essays in the Female Tatler (1709-10)
Mr Ian Gardner (ed.) (Durham University), Philip Hunton: Treatise on Monarchie (1643)
Professor T.M. Izbicki (ed. & trans.) (John Hopkins University) and Professor C.J. Nederman (University of Arizona), Three Tracts on Empire, 1308-1468
Further information: Dr J. Stapleton