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William of Ockham
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Preface; Note on references; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Principal dates in Ockham's life; Suggestions for further reading; A Short Discourse on the Tyrannical Government over things; Divine and human, but especially over the Empire and those subject to the Empire; Usurped by some who are called Highest Pontiffs; Prologue; Book I; Book II; Book III; Book IV; Book V; Book VI; Appendix: text and translation; Bibliography; Index of references to the Bible; Index of references to canon law; Index of persons; Subject index.

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The Short Discourse is a passionate but compelling statement of Ockham's position on the most fundamental political problem of the medieval period.

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"This book is enriched by an admirable introduction by McGrade, which places Ockham and his work in the framework of their time. Careful footnoting and a useful bibliography enhance the value of the book." H. Malcolm MacDonald, Social Science Quarterly "Ockham's argument combines lucidity with passion...it was the first complete Latin work I ever read. By the time I finished it I would gladly have followed Ockham out of Avignon and into the imperial entourage." David Burr, Church History

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