Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Political Theories of the Middle Age

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... as is well known, the jurist Martinus Eminent circ. 1150 ascribed to the Emperor a true ownership of all things, and therefore a free power of disposal over the rights of private persons. He relied in particular on some words in the Code (c. 7, 37, 1. 3): quum omnia Principis esse intelligantur. On the ecclesiastical side a similar doctrine was asserted in favour of the Pope'70. For all this, however, a contrary doctrine, which was already maintained by Bulgarus circ. 1150, was constantly gaining ground. It taught that above private ownership there stood only a Superiority on the part of the State, which was sometimes expressly called a mere iurisdictio et protection and which, even when it was supposed to be a sort of dominium, a sort of over-ownership, was still treated in a purely 'publicistic' manner1. However, it was just out of this Superiority that men developed the theory--a theory strange to archaic German law--of a Right of Expropriation, by virtue whereof the State, whenever Reason of State demanded this, might modify private rights or abrogate them2. Thus the history of the Theory of Expropriation The theory takes, in the main, the form of a process whereby priation. definite bounds are set to an expropriatory right. It was generally agreed that the Supreme Power may interfere with acquired rights 'for good cause,' but not Natural Law, Property and Contract. arbitrarily. For some this was an absolute principle of law22.1m, and even those who would allow the Sovereign, either in all cases or at least in certain cases, to transgress it, still regarded it as a general rule271. As a 'sufficient cause,' besides forfeiture for crime and many other multifarious matters, we see Public Necessity, to which Private Right must yield in...
Product Details
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Political Theories of the Middle Age on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top