POLS 3361: Western Political Theory from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Examines the development of political theory from the end of the Roman empire through the Renaissance. Particular attention is paid to attempts to reconcile Christianity with its emerging political influence in Christian thinkers from Augustine to Aquinas and the "new" political course charted by thinkers like Christine de Pizan and Machiavelli. Prerequisites: POLS 2305 and 2306.