Appropriate as a primary text for history of political theory courses or as a supplement to a variety of coursrs dealing with ancient and medieval thought, Klosko's History of Political Theory, Volume 1, presents the essential political ideas of major theorists. The inclusion of extensive quoted material, taken from works of the dominant figures of ancient and mediaval political thought, makes this text a flexible, scholarly alternative for instructors who don't require their students to purchase a library of original works. Features: * Biographical and historical information builds a context for the discussion of political theorists and their work. * Offers clear anaylysis of natural law, Plato's political theory, legal positivism and relativism. * Suggested readings, a chronology and a list of cited texts provides reference for students and instructors.