Political Theory and Law in Medieval Spain

Political Theory and Law in Medieval Spain

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Madden, Marie R. Political Theory and Law in Medieval Spain. New York: Fordham University Press, 1930. xv, 198 pp. Reprint available April, 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-497-5. Cloth. $80. * Madden explores political theory and governmental organization during one of the richest periods of Spanish history. Along with keen discussions of such important landmarks as the doctrines of St. Isidore of Seville, the Costumbres of Tortosa, the Usatges of Barcelona and Las Siete Partidas, Madden analyzes the influence of Roman law and the administrative machinery of the king, municipalities and Cortes.As Professor Rafael Altamira pointed out in 1915 in a chapter entitled aquot;Magna Carta and Spanish Medieval Jurisprudence, aquot; included among the aquot;Magna Carta Commemoration Essays, aquot; Spain was in many respects far in advance of England.

Title:Political Theory and Law in Medieval Spain
Author:Marie Regina Madden
Publisher:The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. - 2005-01-01


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