By examining periodization together with the two controversial categories of feudalism and secularization, Kathleen Davis exposes the relationship between the constitution of "the Middle Ages" and the history of sovereignty, slavery, and colonialism.
2008 | 200 pages | Cloth $49.95
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Table of Contents
PART I. FEUDALISM
1. Sovereign Subjects, Feudal Law, and the Writing of History
2. Feudal Law and Colonial Property
PART II. SECULARIZATION
3. The Sense of an Epoch: Secularization, Sovereign Futures, and the "Middle Ages"
4. A Political Theology of Time: The Venerable Bede and Amitav Ghosh