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The Mortgage of the Past: Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance (1050-1300)

by Francis Oakley

Francis Oakley continues his magisterial three-part history of the emergence of Western political thought during the Middle Ages with this second volume in the series. Here, Oakley explores kingship from the...

The Watershed of Modern Politics: Law, Virtue, Kingship, and Consent (1300¿1650)

by Francis Oakley

The concluding volume of Francis Oakley's authoritative trilogy moves on to engage the political thinkers of the later Middle Ages, Renaissance, Age of Reformation and religious wars, and the era that produced...

The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity

by Michael J. Lacey & Francis Oakley

One deep problem facing the Catholic church is the question of how its teaching authority is understood today. It is fairly clear that, while Rome continues to teach as if its authority were unchanged from the...