Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

by Alan Harding


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198219583
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/21/2002
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Universities of Liverpool and Edinburgh

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: State - Word and Concept
2. Frankish and Anglo-Saxon Justice
3. The Courts of Lords and Townsmen
4. The Spread of Organized Peace
5. The Judicial Systems of France and England
6. New High Courts and Reform of the Regime
7. The Legal Ordering of 'the State of the Realm'
8. The Monarchical State of the Later Middle Ages
9. From Law to Politics
10. Conclusion: Law and the State in History

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