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Domesday book and the law: society and legal custom in early medieval England

Domesday book and the law: society and legal custom in early medieval England

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Robin Fleming
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books, History, Sources
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/domesday-book-and-the-law-society-and-legal-custom-in-early-medieval-england/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Print version: Fleming, Robin. Domesday book and the law. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998 (DLC) 97044369 (OCoLC)37806226

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1 online resource (XIX, 548 pages)

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Domesday book and the law: society and legal custom in early medieval England is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Robin Fleming.
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 12 editions
  • First edition Date: 1998
  • Last edition Date: 1998
  • General Notes: Includes indexes.
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD558
  • Dewey Code: 349.42
  • ISBN: 0511003684 9780511003684
  • OCLC: 48138421

Publisher Description:

The Domesday Book contains a great many things, including the most comprehensive, varied, and monumental legal material to survive from England before the rise of the Common Law. This book argues that it can – and should – be read as a legal text. When the statistical information present in the great survey is stripped away, there is still a remarkable amount of material left, almost all of which stems directly from inquest, testimony given by jurors impanelled in 1086, or from the sworn statements of lords and their men. This information, read in context, can provide a picture of what the law looked like, the ways in which it was changing, and the means whereby the inquest was a central event in the formation of English law. The volume provides translations (with Latin legal terminology included parenthetically) for all of Domesday Book's legal references, each numbered and organised by county, fee, and folio.

Table of Contents

Introduction: disputes and the inquest
Part I. Domesday Book and the Law: 1. The inquest and the mechanics of justice
2. Living in the shadow of the law
3. Disputes and the Edwardian past
4. Disputes and the Norman present. Part II. The Texts: Part III. Indices.

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