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The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

M. S. Kempshall

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207160
eISBN:
9780191677526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207160.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This study offers a major reinterpretation of medieval political thought by examining one of its most fundamental ideas. If it was axiomatic that the goal of human society should be the common good, ... More


Laughter and Power at Henry II’s Court

Peter J. A. Jones

in Laughter and Power in the Twelfth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198843542
eISBN:
9780191879364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843542.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Chapter 3 shows how laughter became both a strategy for survival and a means for covert communication in the tense political environment of Henry II’s court. Contemporary writers described how public ... More


Introduction

G.E.M. Lippiatt

in Simon V of Montfort and Baronial Government, 1195-1218

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198805137
eISBN:
9780191843181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805137.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

Historians of political development in the High Middle Ages often focus on the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries as the generations in which monarchy finally triumphed over aristocracy to ... More


Henry II, the Laughing King

Peter J. A. Jones

in Laughter and Power in the Twelfth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198843542
eISBN:
9780191879364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843542.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Chapter 5 explores how Henry II used laughter to exercise power indirectly, and how contemporary writers exploited this to comment on the changing direction of English government. Henry laughed while ... More


Henry III: The Rise to Power and Personal Rule, 1207-1258

David Carpenter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300238358
eISBN:
9780300255508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300238358.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Nine years of age when he came to the throne in 1216, Henry III had to rule within the limits set by the establishment of Magna Carta and the emergence of parliament. Pacific, conciliatory, and ... More


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