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Medieval Law in Context : The Growth of Legal Consciousness from Magna Carta to the Peasants' Revolt - Anthony Musson

Medieval Law in Context

The Growth of Legal Consciousness from Magna Carta to the Peasants' Revolt

By: Anthony Musson, Steve Rigby (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th May 2001
ISBN: 9780719054945
Number Of Pages: 288

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Offering an important new perspective on medieval political, legal, and social history in England, Anthony Musson examines how medieval people at all social levels thought about law, justice, politics, and their role in society. He provides a history of judicial developments in the 13th and 14th centuries, while interweaving within each chapter a special focus on different facets of legal culture and experience. This illuminating approach reveals a comprehensive picture of two centuries worth of tremendous social change.

Prefacep. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Towards a psychology of lawp. 1
The role of ideologyp. 3
The contexts of lawp. 9
Law in the mindp. 18
The professionalisation of lawp. 36
The intellectualising of the lawp. 37
Towards an identity as a professionp. 44
Men of law and legal ethicsp. 50
Judges and lawyers in societyp. 61
Centre and peripheryp. 65
Perceptions of the legal professionp. 69
Pragmatic legal knowledgep. 84
Family and householdp. 85
Communal obligationsp. 88
Court attendancep. 95
Church attendancep. 101
Experience of office-holdingp. 103
Book learning and literacyp. 120
Participation in the royal courtsp. 135
Availabilityp. 137
Actionabilityp. 149
Accountabilityp. 160
Accessibilityp. 163
The role of parliamentp. 184
The high court of parliamentp. 186
The legal personnel of parliamentp. 189
The regulation of everyday lifep. 207
The politicisation of lawp. 217
Seeing and hearing the lawp. 218
Legitimacy through the lawp. 232
The world turned upside downp. 241
Select Bibliographyp. 265
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780719054945
ISBN-10: 071905494X
Series: Manchester Medieval Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 17th May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.0  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.39