Political thought in medieval times
A succinct analysis of political thought in Christian Europe from the fifth century to the fifteenth, with an emphasis on the period after the mid-eleventh century. This volume is reprinted from the 1962 edition and the book was first published in 1958.
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The Birth of the State
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