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Laws, Statutes
(1,783 words)

In the period of absolute monarchy, legislation became the exclusive function of the ruler. Jean Bodin (d. 1596) founded his concept of sovereignty on potestas legibus soluta, and sees in the law which can be altered accordin…

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Herbert Kalb, “Laws, Statutes”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033740>
First published online: 2016



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