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The Resource The shape of the state in medieval Scotland, 1124-1290, Alice Taylor, (electronic resource)

The shape of the state in medieval Scotland, 1124-1290, Alice Taylor, (electronic resource)

Label
The shape of the state in medieval Scotland, 1124-1290
Title
The shape of the state in medieval Scotland, 1124-1290
Statement of responsibility
Alice Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first full-length study of Scottish royal government in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries ever to have been written. It uses the untapped legal evidence to set out a new narrative of governmental development. For the first half of the twelfth century, kings ruled primarily through personal relationships and patronage but through administrative and judicial officers only in the south of their kingdom. In the second half of the twelfth century, these officers spread north yet it was only in the late twelfth century that kings routinely ruled through institutions, and, even as they developed over the thirteenth century, kings continued to rely on aristocratic power as an increasingly formal part of royal government. The book refines and overturns previous understandings in Scottish historiography of subjects as diverse as the development of the Scottish common law, Anglo-Norman 'feudalism', and the importance of the reign of David I. In addition, it argues that Scottish royal government was not a miniature version of English; there were profound differences between the two polities arising from the different role and function aristocratic power played in each kingdom. The formalization of aristocratic power within and alongside the institutions of royal government in Scotland forces us to question whether the rise of institutional royal power necessarily means the consequent decline of aristocratic power in medieval polities. The book explains an important period in the history of Scotland, and places the experience of Scotland at the heart of the process of European state formation.--
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Alice
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford scholarship online.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • State, The
  • Scotland
  • Scotland
  • Scotland
Target audience
specialized
Label
The shape of the state in medieval Scotland, 1124-1290, Alice Taylor, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749202.001.0001
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
--Introduction --Part I Rulers and Ruled, 1124✹1230 --1 The Early Scottish State? --2 Common Burdens in the Regnum Scottorum --3 Written Law and the Maintenance of Order, 1124✹1230 Conclusion Part II The Emergence of a Bureaucratic State, c.1170✹1290? --4 The Institutions of Royal Government, c.1170✹1290 --5 The Development of a Common Law, 1230✹90 --6 Accounting and Revenue, c.1180✹1290 --7 A Bureaucratic Government? --Conclusion
Control code
EDZ0001380079
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780191813399
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749202.001.0001
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945736115
Label
The shape of the state in medieval Scotland, 1124-1290, Alice Taylor, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749202.001.0001
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
--Introduction --Part I Rulers and Ruled, 1124✹1230 --1 The Early Scottish State? --2 Common Burdens in the Regnum Scottorum --3 Written Law and the Maintenance of Order, 1124✹1230 Conclusion Part II The Emergence of a Bureaucratic State, c.1170✹1290? --4 The Institutions of Royal Government, c.1170✹1290 --5 The Development of a Common Law, 1230✹90 --6 Accounting and Revenue, c.1180✹1290 --7 A Bureaucratic Government? --Conclusion
Control code
EDZ0001380079
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780191813399
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749202.001.0001
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945736115

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