Medieval law and the foundations of the state

Medieval law and the foundations of the state

Medieval law and the foundations of the state

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Alan Harding
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Oxford, UK ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
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Short Description

IX, 392 pages ; 24 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Medieval law and the foundations of the state is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Responsable Person: Alan Harding.
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 22 editions
  • First edition Date: 2001
  • Last edition Date: 2010
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KJ147
  • Dewey Code: 340.55094
  • ISBN: 019821958X 9780198219583
  • OCLC: 47224405

Main Contents

Introduction. State: word and concept
Frankish and Anglo-Saxon justice –The courts of lords and townsmen
The spread of the organized peace
The judicial systems of France and England
New High Courts and reform of the regime
The legal ordering of the state of the realm
The monarchical state of the later Middle Ages
From law to politics: the genesis of 'The Modern State'
Conclusion: Law and state in history.

Summary Note

The State is the most powerful of political ideas but where does it come from? This broad-ranging new study traces the history of the word and the concept back to the systems of law and justice created by medieval kings and shows how legal institutions acquired political force.

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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