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Early Christian and Byzantine Political Philosophy
Origins and Background
Francis Dvornik

At Cambridge University in 1946, Professor Dvornik addressed the idea of kingship in the ancient Near East and its influence on Jewish, Greek, and Hellenistic political thought in a series of lectures. Their enthusiastic reception encouraged the author toward broader and more intensive research, culminating in this volume, which extends discussion on the influence of Near Eastern and Greek political speculation into the early Christian and the Byzantine periods. The enthusiasm with which these lectures were received encouraged him toward broader and more intensive research, which culminated with the publication of this far-ranging work.