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New Powers in the Localities

Julian Goodare

in The Government of Scotland 1560-1625

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243549
eISBN:
9780191714160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243549.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter looks at a number of completely new powers being created alongside the old ones, notably the local courts of the church but also some new civil administrators. This was one of the most ... More


The Working of the Church–State Alliance

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 1: The Clerical Establishment and its Social Ramifications

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270034
eISBN:
9780191600685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270038.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The balance of advantage in cooperation between church and state was shifting inexorably towards the secular power. The Gallican devotion to the monarchy ensured that clergy worked for the state ... More


Women in Court

Laura Gowing

in Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207634
eISBN:
9780191677755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207634.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The church courts held in St Paul's Cathedral and known across England as ‘the bawdy courts’ administered spiritual justice covering issues ranging from church attendance and Sabbath-keeping to the ... More


AUTHORITY AND CONTROL>

FELICITY HEAL

in Reformation in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780198269243
eISBN:
9780191602412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269242.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The pre-Reformation Church as an institution is analysed, beginning with the different influence of the papacy in England, Scotland, and Ireland, then moving to the internal relationship between ... More


Dioceses

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 1: The Clerical Establishment and its Social Ramifications

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270034
eISBN:
9780191600685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270038.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The diocesan map of France was amazingly complex and confused. Dioceses varied in size enormously; fragmentation of jurisdiction was normal; ecclesiastical and secular jurisdictions did not coincide; ... More


The Language of Insult

Laura Gowing

in Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207634
eISBN:
9780191677755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207634.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The definition of whores and bawds was integral to the rich language in which early modern women and men in London insulted each other on the streets, in shops, and in the houses of the city and its ... More


The Dark Side of the Supernatural

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270041
eISBN:
9780191600692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270046.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

After the ‘crisis of Satanism’ in seventeenth‐century France, eighteenth‐century churchmen, without denying the reality of witchcraft and demonic possession, took a sceptical attitude towards the ... More


Words, Honour, and Reputation

Laura Gowing

in Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207634
eISBN:
9780191677755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207634.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

In seventeenth-century London, the church courts were filled by women and men complaining of sexual insult. Brief insults and longer stories about illicit sex were the basis for long and fairly ... More


Domestic Disorders: Adultery and Violence

Laura Gowing

in Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207634
eISBN:
9780191677755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207634.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

When marriages broke down, a whole edifice of economic transactions, sexual relations, and social roles came unstuck. The complaints women and men made to the court then reveal the great difference ... More


Annulment Procedures and Frivolous Cures: Canon Law, 1200–1400

Catherine Rider

in Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282227
eISBN:
9780191713026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282227.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses how 13th-century canon law commentaries on Gratian’s Decretum and the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX incorporated more information about magical practices into their discussions ... More


Narratives of Litigation

Laura Gowing

in Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207634
eISBN:
9780191677755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207634.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

In the legal battles over slander, conjugal commitment, and marital breakdown, complaints and conflicts were articulated through the stories told in court. In and outside the court, these stories ... More


Beyond the State in Rural Uganda

Ben Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635184
eISBN:
9780748652990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635184.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book argues that scholars too often assume that the state is the most important force behind change in local political communities in Africa. Studies look to the state, and to the impact of ... More


Discipline and Marital Disharmony

Lyndal Roper

in The Holy Household: Women and Morals in Reformation Augsburg

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202806
eISBN:
9780191675522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202806.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores the situation of marital dispute during the Reformation. Marriage was newly reformed, but it remained to behave in a disorderly way. This dissonance was attributed to the ... More


Attaining Professional Status

in The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226077598
eISBN:
9780226077611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077611.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Advocates and proctors began to become more visible in the records of the Western Church around the middle of the thirteenth century than they previously had been. The transition of lawyers from ... More


Church Courts, Civil Procedure, and the Professionalization of Law

in The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226077598
eISBN:
9780226077611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077611.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

A new romano-canonical procedural system began to take shape during the second half of the twelfth century. Litigants inundated the church's legal system with a mounting deluge of legal actions. This ... More


Pre-Professional Lawyers in Twelfth-Century Church Courts

in The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226077598
eISBN:
9780226077611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077611.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Canon lawyers during the “long twelfth century” gradually began to act more and more like professionals. By the mid-twelfth century clever and enterprising men could already make a living, often ... More


Rural Legal Culture: Ordaining Community

Tom Johnson

in Law in Common: Legal Cultures in Late-Medieval England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198785613
eISBN:
9780191827464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785613.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter argues that legal institutions—manorial, church, and leet or hundred courts—were deeply embedded in rural social relations. These courts had been established as the fulcrum of villagers’ ... More


Presbyterian Politics and the Restoration of Scottish Episcopacy, 1660–2

Alasdair Raffe

in ‘Settling the Peace of the Church’: 1662 Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199688531
eISBN:
9780191767791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688531.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the re‐establishment of episcopacy in Scotland. Historians have attributed the Scottish Church settlement to the anticlerical views of the resurgent nobility, Charles II's ... More


The Religion of King and Kingdom

Joseph Bergin

in Politics of Religion in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300207699
eISBN:
9780300210460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207699.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the weakened French monarchy and its inability to stop the spread of heretical ideas and practices. The monarchy had offered amnesty to the Protestants although both sides ... More


Canon Law and the Church of England

Gerald Bray

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume 1: Reformation and Identity c.1520-1662

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199639731
eISBN:
9780191836695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639731.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The break with Rome in 1534 necessitated a revision of the Church of England’s canon law but despite many attempts—most notably in the shape of the Reformatio Legum Ecclesiasticarum—this failed. ... More


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