George Buchanan

Political Thought in Early Modern Britain and Europe
Author(s): 
Erskine, Caroline
Author(s): 
Mason, Roger A.
ISBN: 
9780754662389
Date published: 
June 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

George Buchanan (1506-82) was the most distinguished Scottish humanist of the sixteenth century with an unparalleled contemporary reputation as a Latin poet, playwright, historian and political theorist. This volume represents the first attempt to explore the subsequent influence and importance of his broader interests and ideas. An international cast of scholars explore Buchanan's legacy as an historian and political theorist in the two centuries following his death, with particular emphasis on the reception of his remarkably radical views on popular sovereignty and tyrannicide.