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The Mortgage of the Past: Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance (1050-1300)

Francis Oakley


The author of this book continues his three-part history of the emergence of Western political thought during the Middle Ages with this second volume in the series. Here, he explores kingship from the tenth century to the beginning of the fourteenth, showing how, under the stresses of religious and cultural development, kingship became an increasingly secular institution.

Keywords: Western political thought, Middle Ages, kingship, tenth century, cultural development, secular institution, three-part history, fourteenth century, religious development, stresses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780300176339
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300176339.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francis Oakley, author