Medieval Justice: Cases and Laws in France, England and Germany, 500-1500 by Hunt Janin | 9780786445028 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Medieval Justice: Cases and Laws in France, England and Germany, 500-1500

Medieval Justice: Cases and Laws in France, England and Germany, 500-1500

by Hunt Janin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786445025

ISBN-13: 9780786445028

Pub. Date: 10/01/2009

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

A primer on medieval justice, this book focuses on France, Germany and England and covers the thousand years between the transformation of the Roman world in Western Europe, which took place around the 4th and 5th centuries, and the European Renaissance of the 14th and 15th centuries. The work highlights some of the key elements in the intricate, overlapping

Overview

A primer on medieval justice, this book focuses on France, Germany and England and covers the thousand years between the transformation of the Roman world in Western Europe, which took place around the 4th and 5th centuries, and the European Renaissance of the 14th and 15th centuries. The work highlights some of the key elements in the intricate, overlapping legal systems of the Middle Ages and covers a wide range of contemporary laws and cases. A discussion of the modern legacies of medieval law is also included.

Appendices include a brief overview of the Inquisition, an explanation of a penny's worth in the Middle Ages, the Medieval and later laws concerning swans, the 27 articles of Joan of Arc (which witnesses were asked to deny or confirm at her nullification trial), an examination of the High Court of Chivalry, Justices of Peace in the UK today, and a listing of selected cases and laws cited in the text. Illustrations range from the earliest known depictions of English courts and illuminations of torture to pictures of important sites, events, and instruments of punishment in medieval law.

Hunt Janin is a writer and researcher specializing in international issues and history. He holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. He is also the author of these McFarland titles: Four Paths to Jerusalem (2002), Fort Bridger, Wyoming (2001) and The India-China Opium Trade in the Nineteenth Century (1999). A native Californian, he lives in St. Urcisse, France.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786445028
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvi
Preface1
1.Why This Book?5
2.Justice in the Early Middle Ages10
3.Canon (Ecclesiastical) Law and Its Variants26
4.Feudalism and Justice in Medieval France41
5.Anglo-Norman Justice in England Before the Common Law64
6.Henry II and the Rise of the English Common Law74
7.Medieval Inquisitors93
8.A Sampler of Medieval Cases108
9.Medieval Crime125
10.Justice in Medieval Germany148
11.Where Medieval Law and Politics Meet159
12.Modern Legacies of Medieval Justice171
Selected Chronology179
Appendix I.A Brief Overview of the Inquisition185
Appendix II.What Was One Penny Worth in the Middle Ages?188
Appendix III.Medieval and Later Laws Concerning Swans190
Appendix IV.Joan of Arc: The Twenty-Seven Articles192
Appendix V.The High Court of Chivalry195
Appendix VI.Justices of the Peace in the United Kingdom Today197
Appendix VII.Listing of Selected Cases and Laws Cited in the Text200
Notes203
Bibliography215
Index223

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