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The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

M. S. Kempshall

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207160
eISBN:
9780191677526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207160.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This study offers a major reinterpretation of medieval political thought by examining one of its most fundamental ideas. If it was axiomatic that the goal of human society should be the common good, ... More

The Conciliarist TraditionConstitutionalism in the Catholic Church 1300-1870

The Conciliarist Tradition: Constitutionalism in the Catholic Church 1300-1870

Francis Oakley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541249
eISBN:
9780191708787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541249.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Medieval History

In the early 15th century, the general council assembled at Constance and, representing the universal Church, put an end to the scandalous schism which for almost forty years had divided the Latin ... More

Marsilius of Padua and 'the Truth of History'

Marsilius of Padua and 'the Truth of History'

George Garnett

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199291564
eISBN:
9780191710520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291564.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Medieval History

Marsilius of Padua is conventionally considered to be ahead of his time as the first secular political theorist, the first post-classical thinker to espouse republicanism, and a scholastic precursor ... More

The Measure of MultitudePopulation in Medieval Thought

The Measure of Multitude: Population in Medieval Thought

Peter Biller

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199265596
eISBN:
9780191699085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

By 1300, medieval men and women were beginning to measure multitude, counting, for example, numbers of boys and girls being baptized. Their mental capacity to grapple with population, to get its ... More

The Medieval Idea of Marriage

The Medieval Idea of Marriage

Christopher N. L. Brooke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205043
eISBN:
9780191676468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205043.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

‘What is marriage and what sets it apart from other human relationships?’ These are the key questions which this book addresses in this study of marriage in the medieval world. It draws on many ... More

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