Law, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Hardcover | April 15, 2001

EditorRalph W. Mathisen

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The sixteen papers in this volume investigate the links between law and society during Late Antiquity (260-640 CE). On the one hand, they consider how social changes such as the barbarian settlement and the rise of the Christian church resulted in the creation of new sources of legalauthority, such as local and 'vulgar' law, barbarian law codes, and canon law. On the other, they investigate the interrelationship between legal innovations and social change, for the very process of creating new law and new authority either resulted from or caused changes in the society in whichit occurred. The studies in this volume discuss interactions between legal theory and practice, the Greek east and the Roman west, secular and ecclesiastical, Roman and barbarian, male and female, and Christian and non-Christian (including pagans, Jews, and Zoroastrians).

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The sixteen papers in this volume investigate the links between law and society during Late Antiquity (260-640 CE). On the one hand, they consider how social changes such as the barbarian settlement and the rise of the Christian church resulted in the creation of new sources of legalauthority, such as local and 'vulgar' law, barbarian ...

Ralph W. Mathisen is at University of South Carolina, and Director of the Biographical Database for Late Antiquity Project.
Format:HardcoverPublished:April 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199240329

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Arjava: The survival of Roman Family Law after the Barbarian SettlementClark: Spoiling the Egyptians: Roman Law and Christian Exegesis in Late AntiquityDossey: Judicial Violence and the Ecclesiastical Courts in Late Antique North AfricaErhart: The Development of Syriac Christian Canon Law in the Sassanian EmpireGreatrex: Lawyers and Historians in Late AntiquityEvans Grubbs: Virgins and Widows, Show-girls and Whores: Late Roman Legislation on Women and ChristianityHarries: Resolving Disputes: The Frontiers of Law in Late AntiquityJones: The Legacy of Roman Law in Post-Roman BritainLenski: Evidence for the Audientia Episcopalis in the New Letters of AugustineMathisen: Imperial Honorifics and Senatorial Status in Late Roman Legal DocumentsMatthews: Interpreting the Interpretationes of the BreviariumPearson: Salic Law and Barbarian Diet.Peyroux: Canonists Construct the Nun?: Church Law and Wonen's Monastic Practice in Merovingian FranceSirks: The Farmer, the Landlord, and the Law in the Fifth CenturySivan: Why not Marry a Jew? Jewish-Christian Marital Frontiers in Late AntiquityTrout: Lex and Iussio: The Feriale Campanum and Christianity in the Theodosian Age