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Authority and Community in the Middle Ages

  title={Authority and Community in the Middle Ages},
  author={Donald Mowbray and Ian P. Wei and Rhiannon Purdie},
This volume explores how medieval people, from the 7th to the 15th century, appropriated different kinds of authority to bolster, create, define and imagine individuals and communities. 
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