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The old English penitentials and Anglo-Saxon law

The old English penitentials and Anglo-Saxon law

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Stefan Jurasinski
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books, History
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Series title: Studies in legal history (Cambridge University Press).
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/the-old-english-penitentials-and-anglo-saxon-law/ (Stable identifier)

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Print version: Jurasinski, Stefan, author. Old English penitentials and Anglo-Saxon law (DLC) 2014047362 (OCoLC)897946533

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Useful for students learning an area of law, The old English penitentials and Anglo-Saxon law is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Responsable Person: Stefan Jurasinski, The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 7 editions
  • First edition Date: 2015
  • Last edition Date: 2015
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD554
  • Dewey Code: 340.550942
  • ISBN: 9781316031896 1316031896 9781316015384 1316015386
  • OCLC: 908254693

Main Contents

1. The Old English penitentials and their reception; 2. Legal change, vernacular penitentials, and the chronology of Old English prose; 3. The law of the estate: bishops, masters, and slaves; 4. The law of the household: marriage and sexuality; 5. Caring for the body: law, penitentials, and English 'sick-maintenance'; 6. Caring for the mind: pollution and mental liability; Conclusion: vernacular penitentials and secular lawmaking.

Summary Note

This is the first book-length study of the four penitentials composed in Old English.

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