The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 6, c.1300-c.1415 by Michael Jones PDF

By Michael Jones

ISBN-10: 0521362903

ISBN-13: 9780521362900

The 6th quantity of the hot Cambridge Medieval heritage deals an authoritative synthesis of the main issues in ecu fourteenth-century background, written by means of top British, continental and American students. It offers a wide-ranging account of a interval of significant social, political and cultural switch, punctuated by way of the best common catastrophe skilled through mankind, the Black dying. Illustrated via maps, figures and plates, and supplied with specified bibliographies, it will likely be integral to somebody drawn to the advance of Christendom through the interval and its relatives with different civilizations.

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In his Lectura on the Institutes strove to demonstrate that the king of France in temporalibus superiorem non recognoscit (does not recognise any superior in temporalities) and when Guillaume Durand the Elder (d. ) Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008    echoed him in pounding out the formula, Rex Franciae princeps est in regno suo (the king of France is prince in his own kingdom). Everywhere else the same wind of independence blew, whether it was in Sicily where Marianus de Caramanico (d.

The essential was that the fully independent exercise of the great prerogatives traditionally devolved to the emperor, imperium, potestas, juridictio and administratio, be granted them. Bartolus agreed to this, while insisting on the idea that the emperor preserved a permanent right, by reason of his auctoritas principis vel superioris (authority of prince or sovereign) of confirming the legitimacy of these new power-holders and of deposing them each time they behaved like tyrants. But that was more attachment to the past than an objective description of present reality.

It was partly through them that Henry Bracton (d. c. ) built his vision of common law and that, in France, in the schools of Toulouse, Montpellier and Orléans, the bases of an entire political system, shaped by Roman law slowly took root. That Jean de Blanot wrote on the powers of the empire in the middle of the thirteenth century, or, later, Jacques de Révigny (d. ), Pierre de Belleperche (d. ) and Pierre Jacobi (d. ) endeavoured to revive an entire political system by means of Roman law, was not the result of chance.

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