The Creation of the Common Law

The Medieval Year Books Deciphered

Author: Thomas Alan Lund

Publisher: Lawbook Exchange, Limited

ISBN: 9781616195045

Category: History

Page: 371

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Lund, Thomas. The Creation of the Common Law: The Medieval Year Books Deciphered. xx, 371 pp. Clark, NJ: Talbot Publishing (an imprint of The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.), February 2015. ISBN-13: 9781616195045.ISBN-10: 1616195045. Hardcover.
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Law and Society in Later Medieval England and Ireland

Essays in Honour of Paul Brand

Author: Travis R. Baker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317107764

Category: History

Page: 280

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Law mattered in later medieval England and Ireland. A quick glance at the sources suggests as much. From the charter to the will to the court roll, the majority of the documents which have survived from later medieval England and Ireland, and medieval Europe in general, are legal in nature. Yet despite the fact that law played a prominent role in medieval society, legal history has long been a marginal subject within medieval studies both in Britain and North America. Much good work has been done in this field, but there is much still to do. This volume, a collection of essays in honour of Paul Brand, who has contributed perhaps more than any other historian to our understanding of the legal developments of later medieval England and Ireland, is intended to help fill this gap. The essays collected in this volume, which range from the twelfth to the sixteenth century, offer the latest research on a variety of topics within this field of inquiry. While some consider familiar topics, they do so from new angles, whether by exploring the underlying assumptions behind England’s adoption of trial by jury for crime or by assessing the financial aspects of the General Eyre, a core institution of jurisdiction in twelfth- and thirteenth-century England. Most, however, consider topics which have received little attention from scholars, from the significance of judges and lawyers smiling and laughing in the courtroom to the profits and perils of judicial office in English Ireland. The essays provide new insights into how the law developed and functioned within the legal profession and courtroom in late medieval England and Ireland, as well as how it pervaded the society at large.
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Cultural Exchange and Identity in Late Medieval Ireland

The English and Irish of the Four Obedient Shires

Author: Sparky Booker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108588697

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Irish inhabitants of the 'four obedient shires' - a term commonly used to describe the region at the heart of the English colony in the later Middle Ages - were significantly anglicised, taking on English names, dress, and even legal status. However, the processes of cultural exchange went both ways. This study examines the nature of interactions between English and Irish neighbours in the four shires, taking into account the complex tensions between assimilation and the preservation of distinct ethnic identities and exploring how the common colonial rhetoric of the Irish as an 'enemy' coexisted with the daily reality of alliance, intermarriage, and accommodation. Placing Ireland in a broad context, Sparky Booker addresses the strategies the colonial community used to deal with the difficulties posed by extensive assimilation, and the lasting changes this made to understandings of what it meant to be 'English' or 'Irish' in the face of such challenges.
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History of France

Author: Jules Michelet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: France

Page: N.A

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The Making of Memory in the Middle Ages

Author: Lucie Doležalová

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004179259

Category: History

Page: 499

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Based on case studies from across Europe including its peripheries, this book offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the notion of memory in the Middle Ages concentrating on contructing memory both as individual competence and as part of a society s identity.
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Medieval Graffiti

The Lost Voices of England's Churches

Author: Matthew Champion

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473503639

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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For centuries carved writings and artworks in churches lay largely unnoticed. So archaeologist Matthew Champion started a nationwide survey to gather the best examples. In this book he shines a spotlight on a forgotten world of ships, prayers for good fortune, satirical cartoons, charms, curses, windmills, word puzzles, architectural plans and heraldic designs. Drawing on examples from surviving medieval churches in England, the author gives a voice to the secret graffiti artists: from the lord of the manor and the parish priest to the people who built the church itself. Here are strange medieval beasts, knights battling unseen dragons, ships sailing across lime-washed oceans and demons who stalk the walls. Latin prayers for the dead jostle with medieval curses, builders’ accounts and slanderous comments concerning a long-dead archdeacon. Strange and complex geometric designs, created to ward off the ‘evil eye’ and thwart the works of the devil, share church pillars with the heraldic shields of England’s medieval nobility.
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The Year Books

Author: William Craddock Bolland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107537029

Category: Law

Page: 98

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Originally published in 1921, this book presents the content of a series of lectures on the Year Books delivered in the University of London at the request of the Faculty of Laws. The text gives a concise introduction to the Year Books, providing information on their role in the development of the English legal system and importance as historical documents. Three lectures are contained and an introduction is also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the Year Books, law reports and legal history.
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An Introduction to the American Legal System

Author: John M. Scheb

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766827592

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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"An Introduction to the American Legal System" is ideal for undergraduate students in legal studies, political science, criminal justice, pre-law, and sociology programs, paralegal programs, as well as for anyone with an interest in the historical and contemporary approaches to law in America.
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Approaching the Bible in Medieval England

Author: Eyal Poleg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526110520

Category: History

Page: N.A

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How did people learn their Bibles in the Middle Ages? Did church murals, biblical manuscripts, sermons or liturgical processions transmit the Bible in the same way? This book unveils the dynamics of biblical knowledge and dissemination in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century England. An extensive and interdisciplinary survey of biblical manuscripts and visual images, sermons and chants, reveals how the unique qualities of each medium became part of the way the Bible was known and recalled; how oral, textual, performative and visual means of transmission joined to present a surprisingly complex biblical worldview. This study of liturgy and preaching, manuscript culture and talismanic use introduces the concept of biblical mediation, a new way to explore Scriptures and society. It challenges the lay-clerical divide by demonstrating that biblical exegesis was presented to the laity in non-textual means, while the 'naked text' of the Bible remained elusive even for the educated clergy.
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The Voynich Manuscript

Author: Archival Reprint Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781619810914

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Page: N.A

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A Little History of the World

Illustrated Edition

Author: E. H. Gombrich

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300213972

Category: History

Page: 304

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E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.
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Women in Middle Eastern History

Shifting Boundaries in Sex and Gender

Author: Nikki R. Keddie,Beth Baron

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300157460

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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This history of Middle Eastern women is the first to survey gender relations in the Middle East from the earliest Islamic period to the present. Outstanding scholars analyze a rich array of sources ranging from histories, biographical dictionaries, law books, prescriptive treatises, and archival records, to the Traditions (hadith) of the Prophet and imaginative works like the Thousand and One Nights, to modern writings by Middle Eastern women and by Western writers. They show that gender boundaries in the Middle East have been neither fixed nor immutable: changes in family patterns, religious rituals, socio-economic necessity, myth and ideology—and not least, women’s attitudes—have expanded or circumscribed women’s roles and behavior through the ages.
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History of Western Philosophy

Collectors Edition

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135692912

Category: Philosophy

Page: 728

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Now in a special gift edition, and featuring a brand new foreword by Anthony Gottlieb, this is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the works of significant philosophers throughout the ages and a definitive must-have title that deserves a revered place on every bookshelf.
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The Making of the English Landscape

Author: W. G. Hoskins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908213105

Category: History

Page: 303

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An original and influential history of the English landscape.
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American Wildlife Law

Author: Thomas Alan Lund

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520038837

Category: Law

Page: 179

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Probes the roots, development, and constitutional limits of wildlife law in the United States, with attention to state and federal policies as well as needed changes in light of economic and ecological concerns
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The Genesis One Code

Author: Daniel Friedman,Rabbi Assistant Professor of Neurology Assistant Professor of Neurology Assistant Professor of Neurology Daniel Friedman

Publisher: Daniel Friedmann

ISBN: 1935764276

Category: Creationism

Page: 220

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"The Genesis One Code" offers a careful examination of the relationship between scientific theory and biblical teaching. The book targets the origins debate from a fresh perspective informed by scientific and spiritual research and demonstrates an alignment between the dates of key events described in Genesis 1 and 2 with those derived from scientific theory and observation.
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The Barbarian's Beverage

A History of Beer in Ancient Europe

Author: Max Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134386729

Category: History

Page: 224

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Comprehensive and detailed, this is the first ever study of ancient beer and its distilling, consumption and characteristics Examining evidence from Greek and Latin authors from 700 BC to AD 900, the book demonstrates the important technological as well as ideological contributions the Europeans made to beer throughout the ages. The study is supported by textual and archaeological evidence and gives a fresh and fascinating insight into an aspect of ancient life that has fed through to modern society and which stands today as one of the world’s most popular beverages. Students of ancient history, classical studies and the history of food and drink will find this an useful and enjoyable read.
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