Law and Power in the Middle Ages: Proceedings from the Fourth Carlsberg Academy Conference on Medieval Legal History (2nd Revised edition)

Law and Power in the Middle Ages: Proceedings from the Fourth Carlsberg Academy Conference on Medieval Legal History (2nd Revised edition)

By: Mia Munster-Swendsen (editor), Per Andersen (editor), Helle Vogt (editor)Paperback

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The fourth installment of the series focuses on the nexus of law and power and follows the established interdisciplinary tradition of the Carlsberg Academy Conferences on Medieval Legal History in combining approaches from legal, political, social, ecclesiastical and intellectual history. Hence this collection of essays covers themes such as royal legislative power and its limits, the power-struggles between political elites, the social impact of theological and legal concepts and debates, and the role of legislation in cases of treason and rebellion, while offering the reader a variety of regional case-studies showing law as an instrument of political power together with more wide ranging discussions of the long-term application of legal principles and practices and the development of socio-political structures within medieval European societies. Scholars and students of medieval legislation and legal history will find this book a useful contribution to the discussion about the character of vernacular legislation.


Introduction Per Andersen, Mia Munster-Swendsen and Helle Vogt The King's Power to Legislate in Twelfth and Thirteenth Century Denmark Helle Vogt Nobility in Court Gerd Althoff The Interplay Between Law, Sin and Honour - In Conflicts Between Magnates and Kings in Thirteenth Century Norway Hans Jacob Orning Social Ordering and the Doctrine of Free Choice - The Case of Abjuration Subpena Nubendi Charlotte Christensen-Nugues Twelfth Century Views of Power in Peter the Venerable's Contra Petrobrusianos end in the Canon Law Dominique Bauer Without Were Fightings, Within Were Fears - Pope Gregory VII, The Canons Regular of Watten and the Reform of the Church in the Diocese of Therouanne (C. 1075-C. 1100) Brigitte Meijns Outlawry and Ecclesiastical Power in Medieval Norway Anne Irene Riisoy The Conflict in the STavanger Church Around 1300 and the Intervention of Hakon Magnusson Eldbjorg Haug The Hauldr: Peasant or Nobleman Jo Rune Ugulen Power, Law, and the Administration of England in 900-1200 John G. H. Hudson In Coronam Regiam Iniuriam: The Baron's War and the Legal Status of Rebellion 1246-1266 Matthew Strickland Enforcing Old Laws in New Ways: Professional Lawyers and treasonin Early Fourteenth Century England and France John Gillingham Frustra Legis Auxilium Invocat: Receptionof a Medieval Maxism in Early Modern England and America Bruce C. Brasington Anselm of Canterbury's View of God's Law in England: Definitions, Political application, and Philosophical Implications Sally N. Vaughn Reflections on the Insertion of Bureaucratic Structures in Medieval Clientelic Societies Michael H. Gelting Contributors

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  • ISBN13: 9788757426861
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 251
  • ID: 9788757426861
  • ISBN10: 8757426864
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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