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The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought c.350–c.1450

The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought c.350–c.1450

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J. H. Burns, Henry Chadwick, John Procopé, P. G. Stein, D. M. Nicol, R. A. Markus, P. D. King, D. E. Luscombe, R. Van Caenegem, Janet Nelson, I. S. Robinson, G. R. Evans, J. P. Canning, J. A. Watt, K. Pennington, Jean Dunbabin, Jeannine Quillet, Anthony Black, Janet Coleman
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  • Date Published: October 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521423885

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  • This volume, first published in 1988, offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of the history of a complex and varied body of ideas over a period of more than a thousand years. A work of both synthesis and assessment, The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought presents the results of several decades of critical scholarship in the field, and reflects in its breadth of enquiry precisely that diversity of focus which characterised the medieval sense of the 'political', preoccupied with universality at some levels, and with almost minute particularity at others. Thus among the vital questions explored by the distinguished team of contributors are the nature of authority, of justice, of property; the problem of legitimacy, of allegiance, of resistance to the powers that be; the character and function of law, and the role of custom in sustaining a social structure. While the predominant emphasis of the volume is necessarily upon those ideas that developed within Latin Christendom, full weight is also given to the impact of Byzantine, Jewish, and Islamic thought, and the whole comprises a unique distillation of knowledge upon a multi-faceted screen.

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    • Date Published: October 1991
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521423885
    • length: 818 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.18kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    Introduction J. H. Burns
    Part I. Foundations:
    1. Christian doctrine Henry Chadwick
    2. Greek and Roman political theory John Procopé
    3. Roman law P. G. Stein
    Part II. Byzantium:
    4. Byzantine political thought D. M. Nicol
    Part III. Beginnings: c.350–c.750:
    5. Introduction: the West R. A. Markus
    6. The Latin fathers R. A. Markus
    7. The barbarian kingdoms P. D. King
    Part IV. Formation: c.750–c.1150:
    8. Introduction: the formation of political thought in the west D. E. Luscombe
    9. Government, law and society R. Van Caenegem
    10. Kingship and empire Janet Nelson
    11. Church and papacy I. S. Robinson
    12. The twelfth-century renaissance D. E. Luscombe and G. R. Evans
    Part V. Development: c.1150–c.1450:
    13. Introduction: politics, institutions and ideas J. P. Canning
    14. Spiritual and temporal powers J. A. Watt
    15. Law: I. Law, legislative authority and theories of government, 1150–1300 K. Pennington
    II. Law, sovereignty and corporation theory, 1300–1450 J. P. Canning
    16. Government Jean Dunbabin
    17. Community: I. Community, counsel and representation Jeannine Quillet
    II. The conciliar movement Anthony Black
    18. The individual and society Anthony Black
    19. Property and poverty Janet Coleman
    Conclusion J. H. Burns
    Biographies
    Bibliography
    Index of names of persons
    Index of subjects.

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    J. H. Burns, University of London

    Contributors

    J. H. Burns, Henry Chadwick, John Procopé, P. G. Stein, D. M. Nicol, R. A. Markus, P. D. King, D. E. Luscombe, R. Van Caenegem, Janet Nelson, I. S. Robinson, G. R. Evans, J. P. Canning, J. A. Watt, K. Pennington, Jean Dunbabin, Jeannine Quillet, Anthony Black, Janet Coleman

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