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  • Thomas Aquinas on God and Evilby Brian Davies

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 22.99

    Brian Davies offers the first in-depth study of Saint Thomas Aquinas's thoughts on God and evil, revealing that Aquinas's thinking about God and evil can be traced through his metaphysical philosophy, his thoughts on God and creation, and his writings about Christian revelation and the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation. Davies first... more...

  • On Evilby Thomas Aquinas; Richard Regan; Brian Davies

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 26.99

    The De Malo represents some of Aquinas' most mature thinking on goodness, badness, and human agency. In it he examines the full range of questions associated with evil: its origin, its nature, its relation to good, and its compatibility with the existence of an omnipotent, benevolent God. This edition offers Richard Regan's new, clear readable... more...

  • Warfare, State and Society on the Black Sea Steppe, 1500-1700by Brian Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This crucial period in Russia's history has, up until now, been neglected by historians, but here Brian L. Davies' study provides an essential insight into the emergence of Russia as a great power. For nearly three centuries, Russia vied with the Crimean Khanate, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Ottoman Empire for mastery of the Ukraine... more...

  • State, Power and Community in Early Modern Russiaby Brian Davies

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 160.00

    State, Power and Community in Early Modern Russia is a vivid reconstruction of life in one of the garrison towns built on Muscovy's southern steppe frontier in the early Seventeenth-century to defend against Tatar raids. It focuses on how the colonization process shaped power relations in a particular southern garrison community, both at the village... more...

  • Thomas Aquinasby Brian Davies

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 49.99

    The work of Thomas Aquinas has always enjoyed a privileged position as a pillar of Catholic theology, but for centuries his standing among western philosophers was less sure. Today, Aquinas's work is recognized as a cornerstone of the western philosophical tradition. This book offers a full-scale introduction to Aquinas's philosophy. Brian... more...

  • Warfare in Eastern Europe, 1500-1800by Brian Davies

    BRILL 2012; US$ 182.00

    A comparative examination of military development in early modern Eastern Europe, focusing on Russian, Polish-Lithuanian, Ottoman, Habsburg, Cossack, and Western European mercenary practice. more...

  • Social Control and Education (RLE Edu L)by Brian Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Social control is a central sociological concept which has generated many influential ?models? of man in society. This book examines these major models, and examines the rise of compulsory schooling in Britain and the USA and shows us which aspects of education and social control have been elaborated or neglected in the sociology of education down... more...

  • Aquinas's Summa Theologiaeby Brian Davies

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 28.99

    Thomas Aquinas (1224/6-1274) was first and foremost a Christian theologian. Yet he was also one of the greatest philosophers of the Middle Ages. Drawing on classical authors, and incorporating ideas from Jewish and Arab sources, he came to offer a rounded and lasting account of the origin of the universe and of the things to be found within it, especially... more...

  • Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiaeby Brian Davies

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Following a scholarly account of Thomas Aquinas's life, Davies explores his purposes in writing the Summa Theologiae and works systematically through each of its three Parts. He also relates their contents and Aquinas's teachings to those of other works and other thinkers both theological and philosophical. The concluding chapter considers... more...

  • Linear Operators and their Spectraby E. Brian Davies

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 88.00

    Authoritative text presenting a broad view of the spectral theory of non-self-adjoint linear operators. more...