Medieval Canon Law

Author: James A Brundage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317895347

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 8403

It is impossible to understand how the medieval church functioned -- and in turn influenced and controlled the lay world within its care -- without understanding the development, character and impact of `canon law', its own distinctive law code. However important, this can seem a daunting subject to non-specialists. They have long needed an attractive but authoritative introduction, avoiding arid technicalities and setting the subject in its widest context. James Brundage's marvellously fluent and accessible book is the perfect answer: it will be warmly welcomed by medievalists and students of ecclesiastical and legal history.

The History of Medieval Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140-1234

From Gratian to the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX

Author: Wilfried Hartmann,Kenneth Pennington

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813214912

Category: Religion

Page: 442

View: 1004

This latest volume in the ongoing History of Medieval Canon Law series covers the period from Gratian's initial teaching of canon law during the 1120s to just before the promulgation of the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX in 1234.

The Profession and Practice of Medieval Canon Law

Author: James A. Brundage

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: 9780860789277

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 4135

This latest collection of studies by James Brundage deals with the emergence of the profession of canon law and with aspects of its practice in the period from the 12th to the 14th centuries. Substantial numbers of lawyers systematically trained in canon law first appeared in Western Europe during the second half of the 12th century and in the 13th they began to dominate the hierarchy of the Western church. By 1250 canon law had grown into something more than a profitable occupation: it had become a recognizable profession in the strict meaning of the term as it is still used today. Particular topics are the canonists' system of legal ethics, the education and training of canon lawyers in university law faculties, and some fundamental features of the professional practice of canon law, both in medieval Europe and in the crusading states of the Levant.

Canon Law in Medieval England

The Becket Dispute and Decretal Collections

Author: Charles Duggan

Publisher: Variorum Publishing


Category: Canon law

Page: 340

View: 6447


Medieval Church Law and the Origins of the Western Legal Tradition

A Tribute to Kenneth Pennington

Author: Kenneth Pennington,Wolfgang P. Müller,Mary E. Sommar

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813214629

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 7431

In this volume leading scholars from around the world discuss the contribution of medieval church law to the origins of the western legal tradition. Subdivided into four topical categories, the essays cover the entire range of the history of medieval canon law from the sixth to the sixteenth century.

Canon Law, the Expansion of Europe, and World Order

Author: James Muldoon

Publisher: Variorum


Category: History

Page: 289

View: 6482

The articles in this volume trace the development of the theory that humanity forms a single world community and that there exists a body of law governing the relations among the members of that community. These ideas first appeared in the writings of the medieval canon lawyers and received their fullest development in the writings of early modern Spanish intellectuals. Conflict and contact with 'the infidel' provided a stimulus for the elaboration of these ideas in the later Middle Ages, but major impetus was given by the English subjugation of Ireland, and by the discovery of the Americas. This body of work paved the way for the modern notions of an international legal order and universal norms of behavior usually associated with the publication of Hugo Grotius's work in the seventeenth century.

Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe

Author: Ruth Mazo Karras,Joel Kaye,E. Ann Matter

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812240801

Category: History

Page: 315

View: 300

In the popular imagination, the Middle Ages are often associated with lawlessness. However, historians have long recognized that medieval culture was characterized by an enormous respect for law and legal procedure. This book makes the case that one cannot understand the era's cultural trends without considering the profound development of law.

Marriage, Family and Law in Medieval Europe

Collected Studies

Author: Michael M. Sheehan,James K. Farge

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802081377

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 330

View: 6667

A collection of essays by Michael Sheehan, whose work and interpretation on medieval property, marriage, family, sexuality, and law has insprired scholars for 40 years.

Die Katharer

Ketzer des Mittelalters

Author: Malcolm Barber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783538071643


Page: 375

View: 5641


Handbook of Medieval Sexuality

Author: Vern L. Bullough,James Brundage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136512241

Category: Art

Page: 460

View: 4194

Like specialists in other fields in humanities and social sciences, medievalists have begun to investigate and write about sex and related topics such as courtship, concubinage, divorce, marriage, prostitution, and child rearing. The scholarship in this significant volume asserts that sexual conduct formed a crucial role in the lives, thoughts, hopes and fears both of individuals and of the institutions that they created in the middle ages. The absorbing subject of sexuality in the Middle Ages is examined in 19 original articles written specifically for this "Handbook" by the major authorities in their scholarly specialties. The study of medieval sexuality poses problems for the researcher: indices in standard sources rarely refer to sexual topics, and standard secondary sources often ignore the material or say little about it. Yet a vast amount of research is available, and the information is accessible to the student who knows where to look and what to look for. This volume is a valuable guide to the material and an indicator of what subjects are likely to yield fresh scholarly rewards.

Harmony from Dissonance

An Interpretation of Medieval Canon Law

Author: Stephan Kuttner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990685548


Page: 60

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Stephan Kuttner, the historian of canon law, gave the Wimmer Memorial Lecture at Saint Vincent in 1956. His talk, Harmony From Dissonance: An Interpretation of Medieval Canon Law, was published four years later. At the time of his lecture, and certainly at the time of his death, on August 12, 1996, in Berkeley, he was internationally recognized as one of the world's greatest authorities on canon and civil law. Kuttner, a native of Bonn, Germany, received his law degree from Berlin University in 1931. He worked as a research fellow at the Vatican Library and taught at the Lateran University in Rome after fleeing Nazi Germany for Italy. He was a professor at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., which has a chair named in his honor. He held the T. Lawrason Riggs Chair of Catholic Studies at Yale, then became the first director of the Robbins Collection in Roman and Canon Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He taught there for 18 years (1970-1988), and continued as professor emeritus until his death.The Institute of Research and Study in Medieval Canon Law was established in Washington, D.C. Its headquarters were transferred to Yale in 1964, and later to Berkeley in 1970. The Institute was relocated to the University of Munich in 1991. Yale now hosts the Kuttner Institute Library. The Institute was named after Kuttner in 1996, who served as the its board president from 1955 to 1991; as chairman of the board from 1991 until 1996; and as editor, then editor emeritus of the Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law and as chief editor of the Monumenta Iuris Canonici.

Medieval Justice

Cases and Laws in France, England and Germany, 500-1500

Author: Hunt Janin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786445025

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 3467

Discusses the types of justice administered in medieval times, how geography and religion shaped it, and its legacy in modern times.

Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe

Author: James A. Brundage

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226077895

Category: Law

Page: 698

View: 6768

This monumental study of medieval law and sexual conduct explores the origin and develpment of the Christian church's sex law and the systems of belief upon which that law rested. Focusing on the Church's own legal system of canon law, James A. Brundage offers a comprehensive history of legal doctrines–covering the millennium from A.D. 500 to 1500–concerning a wide variety of sexual behavior, including marital sex, adultery, homosexuality, concubinage, prostitution, masturbation, and incest. His survey makes strikingly clear how the system of sexual control in a world we have half-forgotten has shaped the world in which we live today. The regulation of marriage and divorce as we know it today, together with the outlawing of bigamy and polygamy and the imposition of criminal sanctions on such activities as sodomy, fellatio, cunnilingus, and bestiality, are all based in large measure upon ideas and beliefs about sexual morality that became law in Christian Europe in the Middle Ages. "Brundage's book is consistently learned, enormously useful, and frequently entertaining. It is the best we have on the relationships between theological norms, legal principles, and sexual practice."—Peter Iver Kaufman, Church History

The Medieval World

Author: Peter Linehan,Janet L. Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136500057

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 2728

This groundbreaking collection brings the Middle Ages to life and conveys the distinctiveness of this diverse, constantly changing period. Thirty-eight scholars bring together one medieval world from many disparate worlds, from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu. This extraordinary set of reconstructions presents the reader with a vivid re-drawing of the medieval past, offering fresh appraisals of the evidence and modern historical writing. Chapters are thematically linked in four sections: identities beliefs, social values and symbolic order power and power-structures elites, organizations and groups. Packed full of original scholarship, The Medieval World is essential reading for anyone studying medieval history.

The History of Byzantine and Eastern Canon Law to 1500

Author: Wilfried Hartmann,Kenneth Pennington

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813216796

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 4012

Wilfried Hartmann is emeritus professor of the medieval history of canon law at the University of Tbingen. Kenneth Pennington is Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of numerous works including Pope and Bishops: The Papal Monarchy in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries and The Prince and the Law, 1200-1600: Sovereignty and Rights in the Western Legal Tradition. Hartmann and Pennington are coeditors of the History of Medieval Canon Law series.

Las Siete Partidas, Volume 1

The Medieval Church: The World of Clerics and Laymen (Partida I)

Author: Alfonso X (King of Castile and Leon)

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812217381

Category: History

Page: 1492

View: 9008

Las Siete Partidas, or Seven Divisions, is the major law code of thirteenth-century Spain, compiled by Alfonso X the Learned of Castile. Seven centuries later, this compendium of legal and customary information remains the foundation of modern Spanish law. In addition, its influence is notable in the law of Spain's former colonies, including Texas, California, and Louisiana. The work's extraordinary scope offers unparalleled insight into the social, intellectual, and cultural history of medieval Spain. Built on the armature of a law code, it is in effect an encyclopedia of medieval life. Long out of print, the English translation of Las Siete Partidas—first commissioned in 1931 by the American Bar Association—returns in a superior new edition. Editor and distinguished medieval historian Robert I. Burns, S.J., provides critical historical material in a new general Introduction and extensive introductions to each Partida. Jerry Craddock of the University of California, Berkeley, provides updated bibliographical notes, and Joseph O'Callaghan of Fordham University contributes a section on law in Alfonso's time. Las Siete Partidas is presented in five volumes, each available separately: The Medieval Church, Volume 1: The World of Clerics and Laymen (Partida I) Medieval Government, Volume 2: The World of Kings and Warriors (Partida II) The Medieval World of Law, Volume 3: Lawyers and Their Work (Partida III) Family, Commerce, and the Sea, Volume 4: The Worlds of Women and Merchants (Partidas IV and V) Underworlds, Volume 5: The Dead, the Criminal, and the Marginalized (Partidas VI and VII)

The Eucharist in Medieval Canon Law

Author: Thomas Izbicki

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107124417

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 1535

Thomas Izbicki presents a new analysis of the medieval Church's teaching about and the regulation of the practice of the Eucharist. Examining the relationship between the adoration of the sacrament and canon law, Izbicki draws on canon law collections and commentaries, synodal enactments, legal manuals and books about ecclesiastical offices.

Medieval Ecclesiastical Studies

In Honour of Dorothy M. Owen

Author: Michael J. Franklin

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780851153841

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 492

Essays on English medieval ecclesiastical history, focusing particularly on administration.

Papal Letters in the Early Middle Ages

Author: Detlev Jasper,Horst Fuhrmann

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813209197

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 7169

An examination of the transmission and spread of papal documents in the Latin West between the 4th and 9th centuries. These documents, which were collected from the 5th century onwards, became the basis of canon law. The second part of the volume discusses the prevalence of forged decress which were attributed to the earliest popes.