Empty Bottles of Gentilism: Kingship and the Divine in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (to 1050).

By Francis Oakley, Edward Dorr Griffin Professor of the History of Ideas and Williams president, emeritus. Yale University Press, 2010. The first of Oakley’s three volumes on the emergence of Western political thought explores the roots of secular political thining in Hellenistic and Late Roman antiquity through the early European Middle ages.