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Joseph R. Strayer

“...what we are looking for is the appearance of political units persisting in time and fixed in space, the development of permanent, impersonal institutions, agreement on the need for authority which can give final judgments and acceptance of the idea that this authority should receive the basic loyalty of its subjects.”


Joseph Reese Strayer, On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State
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On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State by Joseph R. Strayer
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