Political Theories of the Middle Age

Political Theories of the Middle Age

by Otto Gierke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521347645

ISBN-13: 9780521347648

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This re-issue of F. W. Maitland's translation of a vital section from Otto Gierke's monumental Das Deutsche Genossenschaftsrecht makes available once again one of the seminal texts in the historiography of political thought. Famed, inter alia, for the elegance and lucidity of Maitland's own expository introduction, Political Theories of the Middle Age is concerned

Overview

This re-issue of F. W. Maitland's translation of a vital section from Otto Gierke's monumental Das Deutsche Genossenschaftsrecht makes available once again one of the seminal texts in the historiography of political thought. Famed, inter alia, for the elegance and lucidity of Maitland's own expository introduction, Political Theories of the Middle Age is concerned in essence with the medieval development of the doctrine of State and Corporation - a concept which, as Maitland indicates, has been prone to misunderstanding by English minds versed in the tradition of the common law. Gierke identifies the peculiar characteristic of medieval political thought as its vision of the universe as one articulated whole, and every being, whether a joint-being (community) or a single-being - as both a part and a whole: his text examines the potentially revolutionary effect upon this of certain crucial intellectual intrusions, derived in part from Roman Law, described by Gierke as 'ancient-modern'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521347648
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Edition description:
1st Paperback Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Political theories of the Middle Age; 2. Notes.

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