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Author Traversino, Massimiliano, author
Title Against the backdrop of sovereignty and absolutism : the theology of God's power and its bearing on the Western legal tradition, 1100-1600 / by Massimiliano Traversino Di Cristo
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2022]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  K3150 .T73 2022    AVAILABLE    30520020914942
1 copy ordered for Fu Ssu-Nien Library on 08-02-2022.
Descript xiv, 242 pages ; 25 cm
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Series Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions, 2352-1325 ; volume 34
History of science and medicine library. Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions ; v. 34
Note Based on author's thesis (doctoral - Birkbeck College, 2017)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction -- A normative history of power -- The theology of God's power as an archaeology of the modern notion of power -- The classic age of the distinction -- The distinction in the early-modern era -- Gentili's religion and the secularization of the theology of God's power -- Conclusion
"With a foreword by Diego Quaglioni This book attempts to determine the degree to which the modern fate of the Western legal tradition depends on one of the most long-standing debates of the Middle Ages, the distinction between potentia Dei absoluta and ordinata (God's absolute and ordered power). The mediaeval investigation into God's attributes was originally concerned with the problem of divine almightiness. It underwent a slow but steady displacement from the territory of theology to the freshly emerging proceedings of legal analysis. Here, based on the distinction, late-mediaeval lawyers worked out a new terminology to define the extent of the power-holder's authority. This effort would give rise, during the early modern era, to the gradual establishment of the legal-political framework represented by the concepts of the prince and sovereignty"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Public law -- Philosophy
Power (Christian theology)
Law, Medieval
Law -- Christian influences
Authoritarianism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Sovereignty -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
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