Medieval Law In Context

Medieval Law In Context

by Anthony Musson
     
 

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Examines how medieval people at all social levels thought about law, justice and politics, as well as their role in society. Provides a clear, structured view of judicial developments and experience of litigation in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Offers a new perspective on both law and politics by focusing on the medium of legal consciousness and legal

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Examines how medieval people at all social levels thought about law, justice and politics, as well as their role in society. Provides a clear, structured view of judicial developments and experience of litigation in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Offers a new perspective on both law and politics by focusing on the medium of legal consciousness and legal culture. Makes the specialised area of law accessible for the general reader interested in the medieval period.

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Musson (U. of Exeter, UK) applies an unusual approach by resting his work on the assumption that law was not a separate entity in the medieval world, but part of daily life; that medieval people had a "legal consciousness". The psychological aspect of law, and its role in great events in English history are common themes as Musson considers the following aspects: professionalization; pragmatic legal knowledge<-->this includes family and household, communal obligations, court attendance, church attendance, office- holding, and literacy; participation in the royal courts; the role of parliament, and the politicization of law. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719054945
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Series:
Manchester Medieval Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
983,833
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Musson is a Barrister of the Middle Temple and Lecturer in English Law at the University of Exeter

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