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Defining duties: the cooperative model of the polity

Irene O'Daly

in John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109491
eISBN:
9781526132338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter brings the question of appropriate duties to the fore, looking at their implications for life in the polity. It introduces the concept ofoikeiosis, illustrating how it was a fundamental ... More


Political relationships in context: the body politic

Irene O'Daly

in John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109491
eISBN:
9781526132338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter takes an indepth look at John’s famous metaphor of the body politic. After comparing his model to those of his contemporaries, it notes that John takes the metaphor a step further by ... More


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