The English Judiciary in the Age of Glanvill and Bracton c.1176-1239

Author: Ralph V. Turner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521072427

Category: History

Page: 340

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This book presents a study of the evolution of a professional judiciary in medieval England through the careers of forty-nine royal justices from the last decade of Henry II until 1239. Those years were crucial for the growth of the common law, producing the two legal treatises Glanvill and Bracton. The period also represents a critical phase in the growth of a professional civil service for England. Professor Turner's study plots the shifts from unspecialized multipurpose royal servants to corps of specialists, concentrating on one sphere. By using the method known as prosopography, the author succeeds in bringing vague outlines of the early royal justices into sharper focus. Although they played a major role in the shaping of English common law, little biographical material has been available. This study, by looking at the judges collectively, succeeds in overcoming the scarcity of sources on individuals and presents a composite picture.
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The Formation of the English Common Law

Law and Society in England from King Alfred to Magna Carta

Author: John Hudson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351669974

Category: History

Page: 234

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The Formation of English Common Law provides a comprehensive overview of the development of early English law, one of the classic subjects of medieval history. This much expanded second edition spans the centuries from King Alfred to Magna Carta, abandoning the traditional but restrictive break at the Norman Conquest. Within a strong interpretative framework, it also integrates legal developments with wider changes in the thought, society, and politics of the time. Rather than simply tracing elements of the common law back to their Anglo-Saxon, Norman or other origins, John Hudson examines and analyses the emergence of the common law from the interaction of various elements that developed over time, such as the powerful royal government inherited from Anglo-Saxon England and land holding customs arising from the Norman Conquest. Containing a new chapter charting the Anglo-Saxon period, as well as a fully revised Further Reading section, this new edition is an authoritative yet highly accessible introduction to the formation of the English common law and is ideal for students of history and law.
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Law, Governance, and Justice

New Views on Medieval Constitutionalism

Author: Richard Kaeuper,Paul Dingman,Peter Sposato

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004235906

Category: History

Page: 347

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How law and governance operated in medieval England - and whether contemporaries saw justice in its operations - have long generated scholarly discussions. 13 scholars, established and younger figures, historians and literary analysts, offer their new views in this volume.
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The Documentary Imagination

Literature and Bureaucracy in Thirteenth- and Fifteenth-century England

Author: Jim Keegan Hinch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: 454

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A century of British medieval studies

Author: A. D. Deyermond

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 801

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This is an authoritative guide to the complete range of medieval scholarship undertaken in twentieth-century Britain: history, archaeology, language, culture. Some of the twenty-nine essays focus on changes in research methods or on the achievements of individual scholars, while others are the personal account of a lifetime's work in a discipline. Many outline the ways in which subjects may develop in the twenty-first century.
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