The Oxford History of the Laws of England Volume VI

1483-1558

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Author: John Baker

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019102970X

Category: Law

Page: 1116

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This volume covers the years 1483-1558, a period of immense social, political, and intellectual changes, which profoundly affected the law and its workings. It first considers constitutional developments, and addresses the question of whether there was a rule of law under king Henry VIII. In a period of supposed despotism, and enhanced parliamentary power, protection of liberty was increasing and habeas corpus was emerging. The volume considers the extent to which the law was affected by the intellectual changes of the Renaissance, and how far the English experience differed from that of the Continent. It includes a study of the myriad jurisdictions in Tudor England and their workings; and examines important procedural changes in the central courts, which represent a revolution in the way that cases were presented and decided. The legal profession, its education, its functions, and its literature are examined, and the impact of printing upon legal learning and the role of case-law in comparison with law-school doctrine are addressed. The volume then considers the law itself. Criminal law was becoming more focused during this period as a result of doctrinal exposition in the inns of court and occasional reports of trials. After major conflicts with the Church, major adjustments were made to the benefit of clergy, and the privilege of sanctuary was all but abolished. The volume examines the law of persons in detail, addressing the impact of the abolition of monastic status, the virtual disappearance of villeinage, developments in the law of corporations, and some remarkable statements about the equality of women. The history of private law during this period is dominated by real property and particularly the Statutes of Uses and Wills (designed to protect the king's feudal income against the consequences of trusts) which are given a new interpretation. Leaseholders and copyholders came to be treated as full landowners with rights assimilated to those of freeholders. The land law of the time was highly sophisticated, and becoming more so, but it was only during this period that the beginnings of a law of chattels became discernible. There were also significant changes in the law of contract and tort, not least in the development of a satisfactory remedy for recovering debts.

The Oxford History of the Laws of England: The Canon law and Ecclesiastical jurisdiction from 597 to the 1640s

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Author: R. H. Helmholz,John Hamilton Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198258971

Category: Law

Page: 693

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This is one of the first volumes to appear in a landmark new series, The Oxford History of the Laws of England. It traces the history of the reception and role of the canon law in England between 597 and 1649, examining both the establishment of ecclesiastical courts and the heads of jurisdiction within them. Legal practice is viewed against the background of the formal canon law.Readership: Libraries and scholars of ecclesiastical law and history, canon law and history, Medieval and Early Modern history, and comparative law.

The Oxford History of the Laws of England Volume II

871-1216

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Author: John Hudson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191630039

Category: Law

Page: 984

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This volume in the landmark Oxford History of the Laws of England series, spans three centuries that encompassed the tumultuous years of the Norman conquest, and during which the common law as we know it today began to emerge. The first full-length treatment of all aspects of the early development of the English common law in a century, featuring extensive research into the original sources that bring the era to life, and providing an interpretative account, a detailed subject analysis, and fascinating glimpses into medieval disputes. Starting with King Alfred (871-899), this book examines the particular contributions of the Anglo-Saxon period to the development of English law, including the development of a powerful machinery of royal government, significant aspects of a long-lasting court structure, and important elements of law relating to theft and violence. Until the reign of King Stephen (1135-54), these Anglo-Saxon contributions were maintained by the Norman rulers, whilst the Conquest of 1066 led to the development of key aspects of landholding that were to have a continuing effect on the emerging common law. The Angevin period saw the establishment of more routine royal administration of justice, closer links between central government and individuals in the localities, and growing bureaucratization. Finally, the later twelfth and earlier thirteenth century saw influential changes in legal expertise. The book concludes with the rebellion against King John in 1215 and the production of the Magna Carta. Laying out in exhaustive detail the origins of the English common law through the ninth to the early thirteenth centuries, this book will be essential reading for all legal historians and a vital work of reference for academics, students, and practitioners.

The Oxford History of the Laws of England Volume II

871-1216

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Author: John Hamilton Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019826030X

Category: History

Page: 956

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By 1216 the foundations of the English common law had been laid. This book assesses the development of law and society during the preceeding three centuries, including the Norman Conquest of 1066. It analyses the great legacy of the Anglo-Saxon realm, the impact of Norman custom, and the energetic contribution of the twelfth-century kings.

The Oxford History of the Laws of England

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Author: John Hamilton Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil law

Page: 1106

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"The Oxford History of the Laws of England" provides a detailed survey of the development of English law and its institutions from the earliest times until the twentieth century, drawing heavily upon recent research using unpublished materials.

The Formation of the English Common Law

Law and Society in England from King Alfred to Magna Carta

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Author: John Hudson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351669974

Category: History

Page: 234

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The Formation of English Common Law provides a comprehensive overview of the development of early English law, one of the classic subjects of medieval history. This much expanded second edition spans the centuries from King Alfred to Magna Carta, abandoning the traditional but restrictive break at the Norman Conquest. Within a strong interpretative framework, it also integrates legal developments with wider changes in the thought, society, and politics of the time. Rather than simply tracing elements of the common law back to their Anglo-Saxon, Norman or other origins, John Hudson examines and analyses the emergence of the common law from the interaction of various elements that developed over time, such as the powerful royal government inherited from Anglo-Saxon England and land holding customs arising from the Norman Conquest. Containing a new chapter charting the Anglo-Saxon period, as well as a fully revised Further Reading section, this new edition is an authoritative yet highly accessible introduction to the formation of the English common law and is ideal for students of history and law.

The Universal Self-instructor and Manual of General Reference

Including Many Valuable Vocabularies and Carefully Compiled Tables

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Author: Albert Ellery Berg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 800

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"The Universal self-instructor is nothing less than it pretends to be: an Epitome of Forms, especially adapted for purposes of self-instruction and general reference in the various departments of Education, Commerce, Law, Home, Society, and Amusements. Every young man and young woman ; every business man, farmer, and mechanic ; every housewife and lady of society ;--in fact every intelligent member of the community should have it within reach for consultation on those numerous minor matters that a well-educated person is supposed to know. The Reading Public has been amply supplied for years with reference books of every description, but the present volume may be said to occupy a field peculiarly its own, as the people have never before been furnished with a publication embracing in a single volume such a quantity of practical information, and treating the wants of every-day life in a lucid, instructive and agreeable manner. Such articles as Elocution, Penmanship, Book-keeping, Letter-writing, Mercantile Law, Music, Stenography, Phrenology, Agriculture, Social Etiquette, Out-door Sports, In-door Amusements, Physical Culture, The Domestic Circle, Household Receipts, Parliamentary Law, etc., have been prepared by writers of reputation and large experience in the special subjects given them for treatment"--Preface.

The Literary Gazette

A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Breeder's Gazette

A Weekly Publication Devoted ... to the Interests of Live-stock Breeders

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Livestock

Page: N.A

View: 9565

The Rights of War and Peace

Including the Law of Nature and of Nations

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Author: Hugo Grotius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International law

Page: N.A

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Collected Papers

With a Memoir

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Author: Paul Vinogradoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Mind as Machine

A History of Cognitive Science

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Author: Margaret Ann Boden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 019954316X

Category:

Page: 1631

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

A New Survey of Universal Knowledge

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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The Shaping of a Community

The Rise and Reformation of the English Parish, C.1400-1560

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Author: Beat A. Kümin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859281642

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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This is a close examination of the communal life, especially the financial life, of late medieval and Tudor parishes. Predominantly a work of social history, it also sheds new light on the popular religious attitudes of the period. Beat Kumin focuses his study on the role of the laity and, in particular, on the office of churchwarden. He assesses and evaluates the rising levels of parish income, the importance of the social context of the parish for fund-raising activities and the growing expenditure on priests, voluntary activities and administrative duties. The final section of his study discusses the Reformation-related reduction in religious options and the accelerating trend towards oligarchical parish regimes and official local government responsibilities. Throughout, the English experience is put into sharper contrast by comparisons with local ecclesiastical life on the Continent, and appendices provide a detailed financial analysis for a large number of parishes.

The Harley Psalter

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Author: William Noel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521464956

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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This is a fascinating study of the making of the Harley Psalter, an illustrated manuscript that was produced at Christ Church, Canterbury in the mid eleventh century. Through meticulous observation of over seventy drawings, William Noel analyzes how the artists and scribes interacted with their exemplars in the making of the manuscript. He demonstrates how the Harley Psalter is undoubtedly a crucial work for understanding the development of art, script and book making during the "golden age" of book illumination.