Political Thought in Early Fourteenth-Century England: Treatises by Walter of Milemete, William of Pagula, and William of Ockham

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This volume offers for the first time in English translation several important commentaries on the political scene in early fourteenth-century England. Walter de Milimete's On the Nobility, Wisdom, and Prudence of the King (1327), the two versions of William of Pagula's Mirror of King Edward III (1331 and 1332), and William of Ockham's Whether a Prince Can Receive the Goods of the Church for His Own Needs, namely, in Case of War, Even Against the Wishes of the Pope (1338). All of these treatises offer important ...
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Political thought in early fourteenth-century England : treatises by Walter of Milemete, William of Pagula, and William of Ockham

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Overview

This volume offers for the first time in English translation several important commentaries on the political scene in early fourteenth-century England. Walter de Milimete's On the Nobility, Wisdom, and Prudence of the King (1327), the two versions of William of Pagula's Mirror of King Edward III (1331 and 1332), and William of Ockham's Whether a Prince Can Receive the Goods of the Church for His Own Needs, namely, in Case of War, Even Against the Wishes of the Pope (1338). All of these treatises offer important insight into such matters as the extent of the king's power in the fourteenth century and earlier, the relationship between church and state, and the particular duties of the ruler toward various of his subjects.
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Preface
A Note on Texts and Translations
General Introduction: Varieties of English Political Thought, c.1250-c.1350 1
1 Walter of Milemete, On the Nobility, Wisdom, and Prudence of Kings
2 William of Pagula, Mirror of King Edward III
3 William of Ockham, Whether a Prince Can Receive the Goods of the Church for His Own Needs, Namely, in Case of War, Even Against the Wishes of the Pope
Table of Biblical Citations 199
Index of Names 207
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