The Oxford History of the Laws of England Volume I: The Canon Law and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction…

Hardcover | February 5, 2004

byR. H. Helmholz

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This volume traces the reception and subsequent history of the canon law in England between 597 and 1649. It covers, amongst other topics, the Anglo-Saxon laws, both secular and spiritual; the establishment of consistory courts; and the fate of the canon law during and after the Englishreformation.Secondly, this volume addresses the subjects under ecclesiastical jurisdiction: Civil procedure and the Law of Proof; monetary obligations and economic regulation; testamentary law and probate jurisdiction; tithes and spiritual dues; churches and the clergy; marriage and divorce; defamation; andcrimes and criminal procedure. These subjects are examined using evidence from later medieval and early modern court records, and the volume seeks to place them within the context of formal canon law. The volume also places ecclesiastical jurisdiction within the context of English society and theEnglish common law.

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This volume traces the reception and subsequent history of the canon law in England between 597 and 1649. It covers, amongst other topics, the Anglo-Saxon laws, both secular and spiritual; the establishment of consistory courts; and the fate of the canon law during and after the Englishreformation.Secondly, this volume addresses the s...

R. H. Helmholz is currently a Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Between 1999 and 2000 he was the Goodhart Professor at the University of Cambridge.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:726 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.62 inPublished:February 5, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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I. The Anglo-Saxon ChurchII. From the Norman Conquest to the Establishment of Consistory CourtsIII. From the Thirteenth Century to the Accession of ElizabethIV. From the Elizabethan Settlement to the Abolition of EpiscopacyV. Civil Procedure and the Law of ProofVI. Monetary Obligations and Economic RegulationVII. Testamentary Law and Probate JurisdictionVIII. Tithes and Spiritual DuesIX. Churches and the ClergyX. Marriage and DivorceXI. DefamationXII. The Criminal Law