Historia Successorum Regum Britanniae: A Study in Medieval and Early Modern English Historico-Legal Argument
This thesis is a longue-duree intellectual history that takes as its subject a form of historico-legal argument, which, for the sake of analytical convenience, will be termed the 'succession claim'. Employing the serial contextualist method pioneered by David Armitage, the dissertation constructs a transtemporal narrative that ranges across some three-and-a-half centuries in order to trace the trajectory of a single intellectual tradition through time. It seeks to prove that numerous periods of...[Show more]
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