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Officers and Accountability in Medieval England 1170–1300

John Sabapathy


The later twelfth and thirteenth centuries were a pivotal period for the development of European government and governance. During this period a mentality took hold which trusted the procedures of accountability as a means of controlling officers' conduct. The mentality was not inherently new, but it became qualitatively more complex and quantitatively more widespread in this period, across European countries, and across different sorts of officers. The officers exposed to these methods were not just 'state' ones, but also seignorial, ecclasistical, university-college officers, as well and urb ... More

Keywords: accountability, administration, law, Middle Ages, justice

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199645909
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Sabapathy, author
Lecturer in Medieval History, University College, London

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