Political Theories of the Middle Age

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2002 - History - 197 pages

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Page 131 - Et ideo alia via procedendum est, dicendo, quod omnes homines qui nascuntur ex Adam, possunt considerari ut unus homo, in quantum conveniunt in natura quam a primo parente accipiunt ; secundum quod in civilibus omnes homines qui sunt unius communitatis, reputantur quasi unum corpus, et tota communitas quasi unus homo : sicut etiam Porphyrius dicit, quod participatione speciei plures homines sunt unus homo.
Page 147 - Quod Principi placuit legis habet vigorem : utpote cum lege regia, quae de imperio ejus lata est, populus ei et in eum omne suum imperium et potestatem conferat.
Page 110 - Nam spiritualis potestas terrenam potestatem et instituere habet ut sit, et judicare habet si bona non fuerit.
Page x - The State that Englishmen knew was a singularly unicellular State, and at a critical time they were not too well equipped with tried and traditional thoughts which would meet the case of Ireland or of some communities, commonwealths, corporations in America which seemed to have wills— and hardly fictitious wills of their own, and which became States and United States1. The medieval Empire laboured under the weight of an incongruously simple theory so soon as lawyers were teaching that the Kaiser...
Page 8 - To devout Christians, brought up in the oecumenical traditions of the Roman Empire, ' every ordering of a human community must appear as a component part of that ordering of the world which exists because God exists, and every earthly group must appear as an organic member of that Civitas Dei, that God-State, which comprehends the heavens and the earth.
Page 102 - Sciendum est autem quod hoc totum, quod est civilis multitudo, vel domestica familia, habet solam unitatem ordinis secundum quam non est aliquid simpliciter unum.
Page xxvii - English condottieri who returning home help to make the word 'company' popular among us, the trading companies, the companies that become colonies, the companies that make war, the friendly societies, the...
Page 188 - Est igitur, inquit Africanus, res publica res populi, populus autem non omnis hominum coetus quoquo modo congregatus, sed coetus multitudinis iuris consensu et utilitatis communione sociatus.
Page x - State— often and perhaps harmlessly called an Empire — may prosper without a theory, but does not suggest and, were we serious in our talk of sovereignty, would hardly tolerate, a theory that is simple enough and insular enough, and yet withal imperially Roman enough, to deny an essentially statelike character to those 'self-governing colonies,' communities, commonwealths, which are knit and welded into a larger sovereign whole.
Page 7 - Political Thought when it is genuinely medieval starts from the Whole, but ascribes an intrinsic value to every Partial Whole down to and including the Individual. If it holds out one hand to Antique Thought when it sets the Whole before the Parts...

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