Category Archives: Philipp Melanchthon

Chapter Eight

Chapter Eight is now done. It needed work in two main areas – expanding and developing the treatment of Luther; and dramatically cutting down the discussion of King Lear. The Lear material might make a journal article in its expanded … Continue reading

Posted in Giovanni Botero, Jean Bodin, Martin Luther, Michel Foucault, Neil Brenner, Niccolò Machiavelli, Philipp Melanchthon, The Birth of Territory | 1 Comment


In the talk today I will use this image for the first time. It was one I stumbled upon in a book about Philipp Melanchthon (briefly mentioned here). To date this is the best version I have – a scan from the … Continue reading

Posted in Baldus de Ubaldis, Bartolus of Sassoferrato, Francisco de Vitoria, Hugo Grotius, Irnerius, Philipp Melanchthon, The Birth of Territory | 1 Comment

Territory book progress

I’ve been making slow but steady progress on chapter nine of my territory book. A lot of this has been checking minor details in libraries, including original language sources such as the Latin for a few quotes from Newton’s Principia … Continue reading

Posted in Andreas Knichen, Bartolus of Sassoferrato, Bogislaw Philipp von Chemnitz, Gottfried Leibniz, Henri de Boulainviller, Isaac Newton, James Harrington, Jean Bodin, Johannes Althusius, Johannes Hertius, Martin Luther, Michel Foucault, Philipp Melanchthon, Samuel Pufendorf, Territory, The Birth of Territory | 3 Comments