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Witchcraft Restored

Ian Bostridge

in Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter sets out to establish the nature of witchcraft theory in England in the wake of the Restoration. It suggests that during this period, witchcraft theory articulated a common anxiety to ... More


Hobbes and the Royal Society

Noel Malcolm

in Aspects of Hobbes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247141
eISBN:
9780191597992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247145.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Offers an answer to the question: why was Hobbes never elected a Fellow of the Royal Society? It argues that although the Royal Society was in many ways more like a club than a modern academic ... More


Defending the ‘Invisible World’: The Campaign against ‘Saducism’

Euan Cameron

in Enchanted Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199257829
eISBN:
9780191698477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257829.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter considers those writers who vigorously defended the idea of an ‘invisible world’ of spirits. These include Nathaniel Homes, Meric Casaubon, Henry More, Joseph Glanvill, and John Aubrey.


Once a highway, always a highway: roads and English law, c. 1150–1300

Alan Cooper

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries English royal lawyers developed new doctrine to reverse a process that had undermined the status of highways.  They sought to preserve the highways’ utility ... More


A Comparison of the Influence of Roman Law in England and Scotland☼

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625161
eISBN:
9780748671571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Scots and English law have common roots evidenced in the connection between Glanvill and Regiam Majestatem but their paths diverged. Scotland followed the Civilian tradition while the English Common ... More


The Gypsy Scholar and the Scholar Gypsy

Marjorie Garber

in Loaded Words

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The term “academia” was first mentioned in William H. Whyte's 1956 classic work of sociology, The Organization Man. Contrast “academia” with the more traditional, and irenic sounding, “academe,” ... More


Movables

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: 871-1216

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198260301
eISBN:
9780191740640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260301.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses ownership, succession, bailment, and sale and grant. By the late twelfth century the distinction between movables and immovables, familiar in later English law, is clear. The ... More


Marriage and Family

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: 871-1216

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198260301
eISBN:
9780191740640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260301.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Across western Christendom, the second half of the twelfth century and the beginning of the thirteenth saw important legal developments regarding the family, most notably the clarification of canon ... More


Shaping the Common Law: From Glanvill to Hale, 1188-1688

Thomas Garden Barnes

Allen D. Boyer (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757140
eISBN:
9780804779593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757140.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book discusses the contributions of great common-law jurists and singular documents—namely the Magna Carta and the Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts—that have shaped common law, from its ... More


Glanvill

in Shaping the Common Law: From Glanvill to Hale, 1188-1688

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757140
eISBN:
9780804779593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757140.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on Glanvill, justiciar of England, and the treatise Tractatus de Legibus et Consuetudinibus Regni Angliae. Glanvill was counselor and chevalier to one of history's great kings, ... More


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