Every one might not penetrate it: the isle, of an extent of six leagues in length, and six in breadth, was a seignorial
property, which the people had for a long time respected, covered as it was with the name of Retz, so redoubtable in the country.
Thus, one still reads in France, above the wicket of the prison in the seignorial
mansion of Tourville, Sileto et spera ; in Ireland, beneath the armorial bearings which surmount the grand door to Fortescue Castle, Forte scutum, salus ducum ; in England, over the principal entrance to the hospitable mansion of the Earls Cowper: Tuum est .
Only when this double and contrary movement of liberation and domination is taken into account can one speak of the becoming-sovereign of the financial markets, of their "role as a regulator of sovereignty" and emergence as the latest variant of exceptional seignorial
And beyond that, it undermines the seignorial
system of the prime divider, where aristocrats (potentes) have privileges, including owning manual laborers (impotentes), who serve their masters in poverty and powerlessness.
Inspired by George Steiner's comprehensive study After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation (1977), Translations is set in a hedge school in the townland of Baile Beag of County Donegal in August 1833, almost a decade after the order of the Ordnance Survey, whose sole purpose was, as Edward Said remarks, "to Anglicize the names, redraw the land boundaries to permit valuation of property (and further expropriation of land in favour of English and 'seignorial
' families), and permanently subjugate the population" (273).
Manuel, as a pawn to control the political configuration in the years between 1500 and 1502, especially with respect to the balance between the most influential seignorial
houses, in a context of reorganization of the upper strata of the Portuguese nobility since the restoration of the duchy of Braganza.
Although such developments have a long history in the medieval West, often pre-dating the twelfth century, these written instruments of accountability, written memorialization of material objects, and/or seignorial
rights seem suddenly to proliferate in the new climate of the central Middle Ages.
The United States, long before John Bolton or the Bush administration, had treated its UN role as a casual seignorial
right rather than as a unique diplomatic authority to be cultivated.
They embodied "a politically, socially, and culturally expressed style of thought that arose in a particular sociological and historic context and which developed in immediate contact with a historically vibrant past." The practitioners of this "conservative thinking" were explicitly defending the seignorial
, pre-modern structure of an older Europe that had come under attack.
Binissalem was originally built on wine and almonds and was a holiday town for the bourgeoisie in the 18th century, and there are still signs of wealth today with its fine selection of Seignorial
The bishopric in response attempted to expand its authority over the countryside, or contado, and assert its seignorial
Among them were local county courts, which dated back to the period before the Conquest and which administered the customary rules of the region, the borough courts, which administered commercial law and the rules that prevailed in towns, and the manorial and other seignorial
courts, which enforced feudal law.