The Great Council of Malines in the 18th century : an aging court in a changing world?

The Great Council of Malines in the 18th century : an aging court in a changing world?

The Great Council of Malines in the 18th century : an aging court in a changing world?

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): An Verscuren
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Switzerland
  • Publication Information: Cham : Springer, [2014] ©2015
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books, History
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Series title: Studies in the history of law and justice, volume 3.
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Print version: Verscuren, An. Great Council of Malines in the 18th century: An Aging Court in a Changing World? Cham: Springer International Publishing, ©2014

Short Description

1 online resource (XVII, 348 pages) : color ILlustrations.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, The Great Council of Malines in the 18th century : an aging court in a changing world? is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Responsable Person: An Verscuren.
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Copyright Date: 2015
  • Location: Cham
  • Country/State: Switzerland
  • Number of Editions: 8 editions
  • First edition Date: 2014
  • Last edition Date: 2015
  • Languages: English, German
  • Library of Congress Code: KKM1572
  • Dewey Code: 349.492
  • ISBN: 9783319096384 3319096389
  • OCLC: 894495015

Main Contents

Preface; Contents; List of Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1; Introduction; 1.1 A Short History of the Great Council of Malines; 1.2 State of the Art: A Short Historiographical Overview; 1.3 Defining the Problem; References; The Face of Justice: A Career Analysis of the Eighteenth Century Members of the Great Council; Chapter 2; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Right Man for the Job: The Appointment Procedure; 2.2.1 The Process; The Droit de Terne; The Advising Council's Opinion; The Patent Letters and the Oath; 2.2.2 The Selection Criteria. Family Matters2.2.2.2 Personal Merits: Experience and Seniority; Geographical Distribution; Financial Means; The Sovereign's Whim; 2.2.3 The 'Result' of the Nomination Procedure: The Best and the Brightest?; 2.2.4 Recruiting l'oeil et le bras du Roi: The Appointment of the Fiscals; 2.3 The Councilors' Profile; 2.3.1 Social Background; 2.3.2 Geographical Origin; 2.3.3 Education and Previous Career; 2.3.4 Further Career; Conclusion; References; Archival Sources; Brussels, General State Archives; Published and Printed Sources; Literature. The Framework: Internal Organization and External Power RelationsChapter 3; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Internal Organization; 3.2.1 The Great Council's Jurisdiction; Jurisdiction as First Instance Tribunal; Jurisdiction in Appeal; Other Legal Remedies; The Great Council as an Administrative Body; 3.2.2 Procedure; First Instance Procedure; Procedure in Appeal; Revision (or proposition d'erreur); 3.2.3 The Great Council's Inner Workings; Division into Chambers; Keeping up Appearances? The Relations Between the Court's Personnel. Money Matters: Financial Sacrifices and Rewards3.3 Strategy of Confrontation? The Great Council's Struggle to Hold its Ground; 3.3.1 “Un corps si fort audessus d'eux”: Conflicts with the Magistrate of Malines; 3.3.2 The State Versus the Church: Conflicts with Ecclesiastical Authorities; 3.3.3 Checks and Balances: Conflicts with the Provincial Councils; The 'Subordinate' Councils; The Sovereign Councils of Brabant and Hainaut; Other Tribunals; 3.3.4 Status Anxiety?: Relations with the Privy Council; Conclusion; References; Archival Sources. Brussels, General State ArchivesMalines, Archives of the Archdiocese; Malines, City Archives; Published and Printed Sources; Literature; Chapter 4; Administering Justice: Volume and Nature of Litigation; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The Volume of Litigation; 4.2.1 Civil Litigation: Corpus and Research Results; Extended Sentences (Fig. 4.1); Dicta (Fig. 4.3); Distribution Records (Fig. 4.5); 4.2.2 Criminal Litigation: Corpus and Research Results; Criminal Case Files; 4.3 Types of Civil Litigation; 4.4 The Nature of Litigation; 4.4.1 Sources.

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