Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Author(s): Alan Harding

Date: Format: PDF Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 019821958X
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The state is the most powerful and contested of political ideas, loved for its promise of order but hated for its threat of coercion. In this broad-ranging new study, Alan Harding challenges the orthodoxy that there was no state in the Middle Ages, arguing instead that it was precisely then that the concept acquired its force.
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