Law and society in the Visigothic kingdom

Law and society in the Visigothic kingdom

Law and society in the Visigothic kingdom

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): P. D. King
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Cambridge [England] University Press, 1972
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Series title: Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought, 3d ser., v. 5.
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Short Description

XIII, 317 pages 23 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Law and society in the Visigothic kingdom is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: [by] P.D. King.
  • Publication Date: 1972
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 24 editions
  • First edition Date: 1972
  • Last edition Date: 2006
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Library of Congress Code: KJ210
  • Dewey Code: 340.55
  • ISBN: 0521084210 9780521084215 9780521031288 0521031281
  • OCLC: 416456

Publisher Description:

The kingdom of the Visigoths, embracing at its fullest extent Portugal and part of southern France as well as VIrtually the whole of Spain, boasted the most sophisticated civilization to be be found in any of the Romano-barbarian states created out of the ruin of the Western Empire. Yet its fortunes have been the subject of a curious indifference by scholars otherwise well conscious of the supreme significance of the sixth and seventh centuries for a balanced understanding of the Middle Ages. Dr King makes a searching investigation into the structure and ethos of Visigothic society as it is revealed in the legal and other other sources of the time.

Main Contents

The King and the Law
Royal Government, 1
Royal Government, 2
The Church and the Faith
Slaves, Freedmen and Nobles
The Economy
The Family.

Summary Note

A study of the structure and ethos of Visigothic society.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The King and the law
3. Royal government, I
4. Royal government, II
5. The Church and the faith
6. Slaves, freedmen and nobles
7. The economy
8. The family.

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