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Author Sabapathy, John, author
Title Officers and Accountability in Medieval England 1170-1300 / John Sabapathy
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Edition First edition
Descript xvi, 312 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-302) and indexes
The later twelfth and thirteenth centuries were a pivotal period for the development of European government and governance. During this period a mentality took hold which trusted to procedures of accountability as a means of controlling officers' conduct. The mentality was not inherently new, but it became qualitatively more complex and quantitatively more widespread in this period, across European countries, and across different sorts of officer. The officers exposed to these methods were not just 'state' ones, but also seignorial, ecclasistical, and university-college officers, as well as urban-communal ones. This comparative study surveys these officers and the practices used to regulate them in England. It places them not only within a British context but also a wide European one and explores how administration, law, politics, and norms tried to control the insolence of office
Subject Great Britain -- History -- 1066-1687
Great Britain -- Officials and employees -- History -- To 1500
Misconduct in office -- England -- History -- 1066-1485
Alt Title Officers & accountability in medieval England, 1170-1300
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