Sovereignty

Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes.jpg
The frontispiece of Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, depicting the Sovereign as a massive body wielding a sword and crosier and composed of many individual people

History

Classical

Medieval

We desire most from men,

From men both lund and poor,
To have sovereignty without lies.
For where we have sovereignty, all is ours,
Though a knight be ever so fierce,
And ever win mastery.
It is our desire to have master
Over such a sir.

Such is our purpose.
— The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell (c. 1450),

Reformation

Age of Enlightenment

Definition and types

Absoluteness

Exclusivity

De jure and de facto

Sovereignty and independence

Internal

Modern internal sovereignty

External

Shared and pooled

Nation-states

Federations

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