Politics

According to the Oxford Dictionary, Politics is the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power.

 

It comes from Greek word πολιτικός (politikos), meaning of, for, or relating to citizens.

 

Politics helps us understand and practice the distribution of power and resources within a given community as well as the interrelationship between communities. Governance itself has serval different power structures such as an Empire or a Federation in which is further subcategorized by power source including by not limited to authoritarian state, democracy, and monarchy. We have included works on the subject of Politics because they can greatly influence liberty and dignity of individuals and communities. It can be respectable and noble or corrupt and unscrupulous, but it is our belief everyone should have access to all sides to form their own interest and competency in the issues of individual liberty and dignity.

 

Below are some examples of works in the collection on the subject of Politics:

De Consolatio Philosophie by Boethius

Date of Manuscript: ca. 1400-1425 Boethius’s best known work is the Consolation of Philosophy (De consolatione philosophiae), which he wrote most likely while in exile under house arrest or in prison while awaiting his execution, but his lifelong project was a...

Opuscula by John Chrysostom

Date of Manuscript: ca. 1450-65             Humanist manuscript compilation of three short treaties on the virtues of the ascetics life by St. John Chrysostom, transcribed into Latin in northern Italy and pre-dating the printed editions. The author of the translation...

Nichomachean Ethics by Aristotle

Date of Manuscript: 1488 This rubricated manuscript in the Latin translation of Leonardo Bruni, the first Florentine scholar to use the word “studia humanitatis” as a term for literary studies was used in grammar schools.  This couples with the large number of...

Citie of God by Augustine of Hippo

Publication Date: 1610 First Edition English. Augustine of Hippo remains one of the most renowned church fathers and philosophers. His work, City of God, “is an apology for Christianity against the accusations that the Church was responsible for the decline of...

Koran

Date of Manuscript: ca. 18th Century The Koran is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims consider the exact word of God and the Final Testament, following the Old and New Testaments. Its literally meaning is “a recitation.” It is regarded widely as the...

Vulgate Bible

Date of Manuscript: ca. 13th Century Handwritten in Latin and on parchment, this work is illuminated and rubricated. It was made in Northern France in the 13th century. The earliest examples of these portable Bibles were copied in Paris at the end of the 1220’s...

King James Bible “HE” Version

Date of Publication: 1611 First Edition, First Printing King James Bible. Two editions of the Bible are recognized as having been produced in 1611. They are known as the “He” and “She” Bibles. They are distinguished by their rendering of Ruth...