Gierke, Otto. Political Theories of the Middle Ages. Translated with an introduction by Frederick William Maitland. Originally published: Cambridge: At the University Press, 1913. Reprinted Birmingham: The Legal Classics Library, 2001. Calf, decorative gilt stamping, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Fine. $25. * Gierke's masterful analysis of the medieval doctrine of sovereignty or government is enhanced by Maitland's deft introductory essay on the nature of the state entity in Germany and England. That Maitland held Gierke and this work in high esteem is apparent in the fact of this translation and in the esteem he proclaims in the Introduction: "The outlines are large, the strokes are firm, and medieval appears as an introduction to modern thought." Introduction p. [vii]. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 431, 938.
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