Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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68: Mon, May 21, 2018
Please post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:
We’ve spent the entire year developing a vocabulary of power and using it to discuss how power is viewed and distributed among different groups of people at different times. This chapter focuses on power and its redistribution as European nations move toward absolutism, constitutional monarchies, and representative republics in the 16th and 17th centuries. For one of the following pairs, compare how the governments of those countries understand and exhibit potestas, vis, auctoritas, imperium, ius, and licentia. Be sure to provide supporting evidence (e.g., the coercive power of courts to try, condemn, and execute dissidents, special privileges granted by the crown or legislature to a group in return for taxes or other considerations). Be as specific as possible (name names!).
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