"The Mortgage of the Past" by Francis Oakley

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

Series:
The Emergence of Western Political Thought in the Latin Middle Ages
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
24 Apr 2012
ISBN:
9780300176339
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
344 pages: 235 x 156 x 29mm
Sales territories:
World

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 tenth century to the beginning of the fourteenth, showing how, under the stresses of religious and cultural development, kingship became an inceasingly secular institution.

“A masterpiece and the central part of a trilogy that will be a true masterwork.”—Jeffrey Burton Russell, University of California, Santa Barbara

Francis Oakley is President Emeritus and Edward Dorr Griffin Professor of the History of Ideas at Williams College.

 Won the 2016 Haskins Medal from the Medieval Academy of America.