"The State" is the most powerful of political ideas but where does it come from? This broad-ranging new study traces the history of the word and the concept back to the systems of law and justice created by medieval kings and shows how legal institutions acquired political force.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.40(d)|
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction: State - Word and Concept
2. Frankish and Anglo-Saxon Justice
3. The Courts of Lords and Townsmen
4. The Spread of Organized Peace
5. The Judicial Systems of France and England
6. New High Courts and Reform of the Regime
7. The Legal Ordering of 'the State of the Realm'
8. The Monarchical State of the Later Middle Ages
9. From Law to Politics
10. Conclusion: Law and the State in History