Some lexical collocational patterns in Late Middle English legal texts
Some lexical collocational patterns in Late Middle English legal texts By Luis Iglesias-Rábade Miscelanea: A Journal of English and American Studies, Vol. 35 (2007)…
Legal Landmarks: The Architecture of Justice in late medieval England
Legal Landmarks: The Architecture of Justice in late medieval England By Anthony Musson Australia & New Zealand Law & History E-Journal, vol.2 (2006) Introduction: This…
The Murder of Henry Clement and the Pirates of Lundy Island
The Murder of Henry Clement and the Pirates of Lundy Island By Frederick M. Powicke Ways of medieval life and thought, by Frederick…
The Medieval Prison: A Social History
The Medieval Prison: A Social History By Guy Geltner Princeton University Press, 2008 ISBN: 978-0-691-13533-5 The modern prison is commonly thought to be the…
The Making of Kanun Law in the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1600
The Making of Kanun Law in the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1600 By Kenan İnan Communities in European History: Representations, Jurisdictions, Conflicts, edited by Günther Lottes, Eero Medijainen, Jón…
Making and Using the Law in the North, c. 900-1350
It is clear that medieval Nordic law was transmitted orally long before it was written down. The Icelandic Free State law-book known as the Grágás, for example, specifically addresses its audience, reminding them that “tomorrow we go to the law mountain” Various other stylistic traits indicate previous oral transmission.
The Agrarian Problem in the Early Fourteenth Century
Until recently it was widely believed that feudal tenurial relationships sanctioned and facilitated the extra-economic exploitation of tenants by their lords. Together, the heaviness of rent charges and the arbitrariness of lordship discouraged and depressed tenant investment in agriculture.
Women, Suicide, and the Jury in Later Medieval England
Were medieval jurors more inclined to condemn female self‐killers to a suicide’s death because of the familiar figure of the mad, possessed woman?
“Alien” Encounters in the Maritime World of Medieval England
This essay explores these encounters, whether on English shores, on board ship, or abroad in foreign ports.
Interview with János Bak, Central European Medieval Texts Series
János Bak is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University (CEU), in Budapest. He is also one of the…