Expectations Of The Law In The Middle Ages by Anthony MussonExpectations Of The Law In The Middle Ages by Anthony Musson

Expectations Of The Law In The Middle Ages

EditorAnthony Musson

Hardcover | November 3, 2001

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This book represents the first systematic examination of the expectations people had of the law in the middle ages. Up until now historians have used medieval legal records to demonstrate the operation of legal rules, the functioning of legal institutions and the development of the legal profession, but they have rarely considered the attitudes that arose as a result of the processes of law. The papers in this volume investigate the way expectations of the law were generated, captured, revealed or replayed for posterity in medieval Europe in jurisprudential reasoning, the activity of charter writing, the framing of definitions of 'liberty', the concern for historical justifications, and the phraseology of various forms of legislation and chancery bills. Attitudes and perceptions are also considered with regard to the active role played by rulers of European states in law-giving and in the organisation of legal institutions. Contextualising some of the developments in medieval law, this volume not only enables generalisations to be made about expectations of the law, but also highlights the existence of national and supra-national similarities as well as differences arising in medieval Europe. Dr ANTHONY MUSSON teaches in the School of Law at the University of Exeter. Contributors: RICHARD W. KAEUPER, D. HEIRBAUT, M. KORPIOLA, JUDITH EVERARD, CYNTHIA J. NEVILLE, JULIA C. CRICK, H. SUMMERSON, G. SEABOURNE, G. DODD, T. HASKETT, ANTHONY MUSSON, C. STEBBINGS, P. TUCKER
Title:Expectations Of The Law In The Middle AgesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:220 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.56 inPublished:November 3, 2001Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0851158420

ISBN - 13:9780851158426

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An important theme..., namely the role of law in the development of the medieval state... Enjoyable and enlightening. HISTORY This volume can definitely be singled-out as likely to be of genuine interest to any medievalist, as well as deserving of attention from legal historians in particular. Moreover, it is extremely readable, giving an account of a diverse range of topics and debates. JOURNAL OF LEGAL HISTORY