Dyson, R. W. Books

About the author: Dr. R. W. Dyson was educated at the University of Durham (U.K.) where he now teaches. He specializes in classical and medieval political thought and related palaeographical and textual studies. He has published a number of editions and translations of texts from the period 1296-1303. He has also edited St. Augustine’s De civitate Dei and the political writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Normative Theories of Society and Government in Five Medieval Thinkers
2003 0-7734-6702-5
A detailed scholarly examination of five major medieval thinkers who sought to bring out the implications, for social and political life and organizations, of the doctrines, thought-patterns and language of Christianity, and to define the role of the institutional Church in that life and organization.

Quaestio De Potestate Papae ( Rex Pacificus) An Enquiry Into the Power of the Pope. A Critical Edition and Translation
1999 0-7734-7955-4
Long recognized as an important contribution to medieval political debate, a clear and intelligent answer to favourite arguments of the proponents of papal power, Rex Pacificus has hitherto been available only in early edition seemingly printed from a single incomplete manuscript. Dr. Dyson has gone back to the manuscript sources and produced a critical edition of the text, together with an accurate and readable English translation and a helpful introduction and notes.