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The beginnings of English law

The beginnings of English law

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Lisi Oliver
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Ontario
  • Publication Information: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2002
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books, Early works, History, Sources, Texts, Translations, Translations into English, Early works to 1800, Traductions anglaises, Ouvrages avant 1800, Textes
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Series title: Toronto medieval texts and translations, 14.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/the-beginnings-of-english-law/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Print version: Oliver, Lisi. Beginnings of English law. Toronto ; Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, ©2002 (DLC) 2003269033 (OCoLC)48803694

Short Description

1 online resource (XIV, 297 pages) : maps.

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Useful for students learning an area of law, The beginnings of English law is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Responsable Person: Lisi Oliver.
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Copyright Date: 2002
  • Location: Toronto, Ont.
  • Country/State: Ontario
  • Number of Editions: 10 editions
  • First edition Date: 2002
  • Last edition Date: 2002
  • Languages: English
  • Language Notes: Annotated edition of the early Kentish laws, with facing page translation and commentary.
  • Library of Congress Code: KD542
  • Dewey Code: 349.4209021
  • ISBN: 9781442680531 1442680539 1282014455 9781282014459
  • OCLC: 244767218

Main Contents

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Map of early Anglo-Saxon England
1 Background
An outline of the history leading up to A??thelberht's reign
Historical background to A??thelberht's laws
A??thelberht, Augustine, and the conversion of Kent
The role of kingship and Christianity in the promulgation of law
The manuscript
Archaic traces in the language of the laws
Orthography
Phonology
Morphology
Syntax
Word division
The question of dating
Remnants of oral transmission Chronological layering of A??thelberht's laws2 The Laws of A??thelberht
Notes on the edition
Editorial conventions
Edition and translation
Commentary
Monetary system
Rubric
The church and the public assembly
The king
Fines payable to an eorl
Fines payable to a freeman
Freedmen
Theft
Killing
Rihthamscyld
Personal injury
Women and children
Servants
Slaves
3 The Laws of HloA??here & Eadric
Historical background
Some notes on the language
Archaisms
Modernizations Dialect featuresAbbreviations
Edition and translation
Commentary
Rubric and prologue
Fines
Legal responsibilities in hospitality
The process of bringing a charge
The regulation of commerce
Oath supporters
4 The Laws of Wihtred
Historical background
Some notes on the language
Archaisms
Modernizations
Dialect features
Edition and translation
Commentary
Rubric and prologue
Rights of the church
Unlawful matrimony
Abuses by ecclesiastics
Manumission Transgressing the laws of the churchExculpation
Theft
Conclusion
Appendix I: Diplomatic Transcription
Appendix II: Comparison of Restitution According to Amount in A??thelberht
Appendix III: Comparison of Restitution According to Status in A??thelberht
Appendix IV: Payment to the King for Disturbance of the Peace
Notes
Glossary
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Concordance of proper names Previous editions and translations of the Kentish lawsBibliography
Index
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Summary Note

Updates previous works with current scholarship in the fields of linguistics and social and legal history to present new editions and translations of these three Kentish pre-Alfredian laws, each situated within its historical, literary, and legal context.

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