KINGSHIP AND LAW IN THE MIDDLE AGES: I. THE DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS AND THE RIGHT OF RESISTANCE IN THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES. II. LAW AND CONSTITUTION IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Item #: 59310
Published: New York; Frederick A. Preager Publishers; 1956. Reprinted in 2006.
Subjects: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, UNITED KINGDOM
First published in 1914, this is one of the most importantstudies of early constitutional law. Kern obsesrves thatdiscussions of the state in the ninth, eleventh andthirteenth centuries invariably asked whose rights wereparamount. Were they those of a ruler or the people? Kernlocates the origins of this debate, which has continued tothe twentieth century, in church doctrine and the history ofthe early German states. He demonstrates that theinteraction of "these two sets of influences in conflictand alliance prepared the ground for a new outlook in therelations between the ruler and the ruled, and laid thefoundations both of absolutist and of constitutionaltheory" (4).Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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