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Published: 17 September 2014

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198704096

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Spiritual Rationality

Papal Embargo as Cultural Practice

Stefan K. Stantchev

  • Offers the first book-length study of the Roman Catholic church's practice in embargoing trade outside of Christendom in medieval times
  • Offers a rare examination of the domestic and international implications of this kind of foreign policy
  • Takes a holistic approach to the formation and the operation of a papal policy instead of a highly specialized treatment of one of its aspects
  • Covers an unusually broad time span, allowing the reader to understand the complex interplay between permanent and contingent aspects of a long-lasting papal policy