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The Population History of Medieval English Villages: A Debate on the Use of Manor Court Records

L. R. POOS, ZVI RAZI, and RICHARD M. SMITH

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This chapter addresses the presumption that the scope of manorial courts' jurisdiction over medieval village society was so comprehensive that counts of individuals appearing in court transactions ... More


The Origins of the English Manorial Court Rolls as a Written Record: A Puzzle

ZVI RAZI and RICHARD M. SMITH

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This chapter offers an explanation for the shift from oral to written procedures in manorial courts in England. It argues that the proceedings of the manor court in England were recorded as a result ... More


Introducing the Court of Aintab

Leslie Peirce

in Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228900
eISBN:
9780520926974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228900.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter provides a detailed description of the court of Aintab during the period 1540–1541. It describes the work of the court, the kinds of law it drew upon, and its place in the varied legal ... More


The Plain Man's Pathways to Heaven: Kinds of Christianity in Post-Reformation England, 1570–1640

Christopher Haigh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216505
eISBN:
9780191711947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216505.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History, History of Ideas

What did ordinary people believe in post-Reformation England, and what did they do about it? This book looks at religious belief and practice through the eyes of five sorts of people: godly ... More


The Dyffryn Clwyd Court Roll Project, 1340–1352 and 1389–1399: A Methodology and Some Preliminary Findings

A. D. M. BARRELL, R. R. DAVIES, O. J. PADEL, and LI. B. SMITH

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Court rolls are one of the premier sources for an understanding of Marcher lordship and society. Since the March of Wales stood outside the normal ambit of English government and jurisdiction, ... More


Interfamilial Ties and Relationships in the Medieval Village: A Quantitative Approach Employing Manor-Court Rolls

ZVI RAZI

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Drawing on the court rolls of the West Midlands manor of Halesowen between 1270 and 1400, this chapter estimates the range of effective kin in the village in order to investigate how extended kin ... More


Family, Property, and Power

Hannah Barker

in The Business of Women: Female Enterprise and Urban Development in Northern England 1760-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299713
eISBN:
9780191714955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299713.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter further explores women's involvement in different types of enterprise. It examines the issue of female power more closely, using legal documents to assess women's relationship to ... More


Morality and Self-Representation at Court

Leslie Peirce

in Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228900
eISBN:
9780520926974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228900.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines how morality animated the work of the court and its users in Aintab. It explains that preserving reputation was a goal of much litigation at court and of many of the voluntary ... More


THE FUTURE OF COURT SYSTEM TRANSPARENCY

Lynn M. LoPucki

in Confidentiality, Transparency, and the U.S. Civil Justice System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199914333
eISBN:
9780199980185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914333.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that existing technology is capable of rendering the court system almost completely transparent at nominal cost. “Transparent” means that the public would have online access not ... More


Road to Divorce: England 1530-1987

Lawrence Stone

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226512
eISBN:
9780191678646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226512.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

Despite the infamous divorce of Henry VIII in 1529, subsequent moral, political, and religious attitudes ensured that until 1857, England was the only Protestant country with virtually no facilities ... More


Colonial Law, 1600s–1770s

John B. Nann and Morris L. Cohen

in The Yale Law School Guide to Research in American Legal History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300118537
eISBN:
9780300235685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118537.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the sources and techniques useful for finding information about the legal culture and law of individual colonies. While the rights and laws of England were the primary source of ... More


Family Firms, Partnerships, and Independent Traders

Hannah Barker

in The Business of Women: Female Enterprise and Urban Development in Northern England 1760-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299713
eISBN:
9780191714955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299713.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter concerns women's involvement in different types of enterprise: principally family firms, but also as independent traders and in partnerships with others. Evidence from directories, court ... More


The Couple between Kin, State, & Local Community

Maria Ågren

in Domestic Secrets: Women and Property in Sweden, 1600-1857

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833209
eISBN:
9781469604589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898451_agren.5
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter presents an analysis based on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century court records. These are not ideal sources if one wants to know how ordinary people generally disposed of and thought ... More


Introduction

Stilt Talar

in Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Introduction places the book in the context of the larger “law and society” literature and explains why the legal official at the center of the book, the muhtasib, is an ideal point of entry into ... More


English Thought on Search and Seizure to 1642

William J. Cuddihy

in The Fourth Amendment: Origins and Original Meaning 602 - 1791

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367195
eISBN:
9780199867448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367195.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

“Unreasonable searches and seizures” existed as a concept in the English mind long before the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 first employed that phraseology. By 1580, criticism of England's ... More


Conclusion

Ulinka Rublack

in The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208860
eISBN:
9780191678165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208860.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The study has shown how sixteenth- and seventeenth-century elites in the southwest Germany used the law to enforce their notions of moral and sexual order, and how this affected ordinary women. Trial ... More


Introduction

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The introduction sets the historiographical context for the book. It explains how the book’s arguments relate to the fields of Islamic legal studies and Ottoman history, and explores the concept of ... More


Murderers and their Motives

Murray Colin and Sanders Peter

in Medicine Murder in Colonial Lesotho: The Anatomy of a Moral Crisis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622849
eISBN:
9780748652952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622849.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Who instigated medicine murders? What did they want to achieve, and why? Who were drawn in as accomplices? Were they driven by loyalty or fear? In considering these questions, this chapter looks at ... More


Surviving Plague

John Henderson

in Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300196344
eISBN:
9780300249286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196344.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter assesses the everyday life of the inhabitants who remained in the city, not having been taken off to a Lazaretto or to a quarantine centre. It provides a more nuanced picture of the ... More


An Ideal Marriage after Trent

Simone Laqua-O’Donnell

in Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199683314
eISBN:
9780191763236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683314.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

By looking at court records, this chapter shows how the Tridentine decrees on marriage influenced the behaviour of the civic authorities as well as that of the people they governed. How did the city ... More


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