Aspects of Late Medieval Government and Society
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Published by University of Toronto Press .
Written in English


  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Constitution: government & the state,
  • Medieval State,
  • History - General History

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11208020M
ISBN 100802056954
ISBN 109780802056955

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2 For general surveys, see Harriss, Gerald L., “ Political Society and the Growth of Government in Late Medieval England,” Past and Present , no. 1 (February ): 28 – 57; idem, Shaping the Nation: England, – (Oxford, ); and Ormrod, W. Mark, Political Life in Medieval England, – (Basingstoke, ). J. G. Rowe, editor. Aspects of Late Medieval Government and Society: Essays Presented to J. R. Lander. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Pp. xxi, $ Italy - Italy - Culture and society: Cities and courts spawned the high culture of late Renaissance Italy. Ranging from Pietro Aretino’s merciless lampoons of the scandalous lives of the princes of the church in Renaissance Rome to the mysticism and Christocentric piety embraced by the intellectual circle surrounding the Spanish humanist Juan de Valdés in Naples, Italian culture . Government - Government - The Middle Ages: Seen against the background of the millennia, the fall of the Roman Empire was so commonplace an event that it is almost surprising that so much ink has been spilled in the attempt to explain it. The Visigoths were merely one among the peoples who had been dislodged from the steppe in the usual fashion.