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Injustice and Revolt

Mark Bailey

in After the Black Death: Economy, society, and the law in fourteenth-century England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198857884
eISBN:
9780191890451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857884.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

If a seigniorial reaction did not materialize in the generation after the arrival of Black Death, and if villeinage really was dissolving rapidly during that period, how then do we explain the ... More


Reaction and Regulation, 1349 to 1380

Mark Bailey

in After the Black Death: Economy, society, and the law in fourteenth-century England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198857884
eISBN:
9780191890451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857884.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

The Black Death of 1348–9 killed nearly half the population of England, and triggered a widespread crisis that did not abate until 1353. The crisis was a combination of mass mortality, extreme ... More


Contract: Assumpsit and Deceit

John Baker

in Introduction to English Legal History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198812609
eISBN:
9780191850400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812609.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter traces the development of the action of assumpsit, a species of trespass on the case used to enforce informal contracts. The earliest examples were of ‘misfeasance’ causing physical ... More


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