This indispensable book offers a new and complete critical edition of the Latin text of Giles of Rome's On Ecclesiastical Power, based on a collation of five fourteenth-century manuscripts. It is accompanied by a literal English translation and a detailed introduction analyzing the context and content of the treatise.
The editor and translator of nine medieval texts, R. W. Dyson is a lecturer in politics at the University of Durham in the UK. He is also director of the Centre for the History of Political Thought.
It is to be hoped that this excellent version of Giles of Rome's key work is soon to be joined by a similar critical edition. -- Chris Jones Comitatus A welcome addition to the corpus of medieval political thought in Latin and in translation. -- Kenneeth Pennington Speculum