The Criminal Trial In Later Medieval England

Author: John G. Bellamy
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802042958
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The Criminal Trial In Later Medieval England from the Author: John G. Bellamy. This book represents the first full-length study of the English criminal trial in a crucial period of its development (1300-1550). Based on prime source material, The Criminal Trial in Later Medieval England uses legal treatises, contemporary reports of instructive cases, chancery rolls, state papers and court files and rolls to reconstruct the criminal trial in the later medieval and early Tudor periods. There is particular emphasis on the accusation process (studied in depth here for the first time, showing how it was, in effect, a trial within a trial); the discovery of a veritable revolution in conviction rates between the early fifteenth century and the later sixteenth (why this revolution occurred is explained in detail); the nature and scope of the most prevalent types of felony in the period; and the startling contrast between the conviction rate and the frequency of actual punishment. The role of victims, witnesses, evidence, jurors, justices and investigative techniques are analysed. John Bellamy is one of the foremost scholars in the field of English criminal justice and in The Criminal Trial in Later Medieval England gives a masterful account of what the medieval legal process involved. He guides the reader carefully through the maze of disputed and controversial issues, and makes clear to the non-specialist why these disputes exist and what their importance is for a fuller understanding of medieval criminal law. Those with a special interest in medieval law, as well as all those interested in how society deals with crime, will appreciate Professor Bellamy's clarity and wisdom and his careful blend of critical overview and new insights.

The Cambridge Companion To Francis Of Assisi

Author: Michael J. P. Robson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521760437
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The Cambridge Companion To Francis Of Assisi from the Author: Michael J. P. Robson. Looks at the life of Francis of Assisi and explores how his heritage influenced the apostolic activities of his followers.

Franciscan Organisation In The Mendicant Context

Author: Michael Robson
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643108206
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Franciscan Organisation In The Mendicant Context from the Author: Michael Robson. Emanating from the tradition of the Italian hermit communities the Franciscans developed organisational structures already early in their history, allowing them to offer pastoral care on a wide scale. This process of transition led firstly to constitutional structures as defined in the order's early legislation but it also occurred within relationship networks at different levels, in the context of Church and papacy, within the different European regions and before the background of the emerging Canon Law. The term "organisation" has been given a wide definition in the articles published in this volume. They offer a survey of general issues related to the structuring and running of religious orders as well as a number of case studies. Comparisons with other mendicant orders offer an analysis of the issues in a wider context.

Literature Politics And Law In Renaissance England

Author: E. Sheen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230597661
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Literature Politics And Law In Renaissance England from the Author: E. Sheen. This collection features the work of both established and up-and-coming scholars in the UK and US, with contributors including Peter Goodrich, Lorna Hutson, Erica Sheen and David Colclough studying the period of the English Renaissance from the 1520s to the 1660s. This wide-ranging study, working on the edge of new historicism as well as book history, covers topics such as libel/slander and literary debate, legal textual production, authorship and the politics of authorial attribution and theatre and the law.

The Language Of Abuse

Author: Sara Margaret Butler
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004156348
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The Language Of Abuse from the Author: Sara Margaret Butler. Drawing on a wide range of legal and literary sources, this book offers a comprehensive investigation into the acceptability of violence in marriage at a time when social expectations of gender and marriage were in transition.

Gender And Petty Crime In Late Medieval England

Author: Karen Jones
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843832164
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Gender And Petty Crime In Late Medieval England from the Author: Karen Jones. First full-length study of the relations between gender and crime in late medieval England.

The Franciscans In The Middle Ages

Author: Michael Robson
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843832218
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The Franciscans In The Middle Ages from the Author: Michael Robson. Wide-ranging history of the Franciscan Order in the Middle Ages, examining its growth and impact on society.