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Forensic Expertise and the Development of Early ‘Canon Law’

Caroline Humfress

in Orthodoxy and the Courts in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198208419
eISBN:
9780191716966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208419.003.008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter argues that the fact that some key late Roman ecclesiastics were trained as forensic practitioners is crucial to explaining how it was that early ‘canon law’ was elaborated using ... More


The Church and Forms of Regulation

Norman Doe

in The Legal Framework of the Church of England: A Critical Study in a Comparative Context

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262206
eISBN:
9780191682315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262206.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The legal framework of the Church of England subsists in formal legal texts created not only by the church's internal legislators but also by the state, and technical terms have been devised to ... More


Intention without Act

Alexander Murray

in Suicide in the Middle Ages: Volume ii: The Curse on Self-Murder

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207313
eISBN:
9780191677625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207313.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter examines how medieval customary and written law reacted, not to completed suicide but to mere attempts at it. The enquiry focuses on three questions. First, how far did reactions to ... More


The Anglo-Saxon Church

R. H. Helmholz

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: The Canon Law and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction from 597 to the 1640s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258971
eISBN:
9780191681882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258971.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter gives a striking account of the Anglo-Saxon Church. The church has never been without laws, and in many respects, the Anglo-Saxon church was actually quite rich in them. Canons were ... More


The Early Development of Canon Law and the Council of Serdica

Hamilton Hess

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198269755
eISBN:
9780191601163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269757.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

An augmented second edition of The Canons of the Council of Sardica, ad 343: A Landmark in the Early Development of Canon Law (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1958). The earlier historical and ... More


The varieties of Anglo-American law: property, patriarchy and women’s legal status in England and America

Lindsay R. Moore

in Women Before the Court: Law and Patriarchy in the Anglo-American World, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526136336
eISBN:
9781526144607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526136343.00007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter defines women’s legal status in a variety of legal jurisdictions across the Anglo-American world, and examines how colonists adopted and modified English law in the earliest decades of ... More


Women as plaintiffs and defendants: the common law, equity and ecclesiastical jurisdictions

Lindsay R. Moore

in Women Before the Court: Law and Patriarchy in the Anglo-American World, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526136336
eISBN:
9781526144607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526136343.00008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter offers a quantitative analysis of female litigants in courts across three jurisdictions during the seventeenth century. Though the percentage of female litigants in common law courts ... More


The Nature and Sources of Ecclesiastical Law

Mark Hill QC

in Ecclesiastical Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198807568
eISBN:
9780191845475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807568.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter examines the nature and sources of ecclesiastical law, or the law of the Church of England. It begins with a discussion of the purpose of the law of and for the Church of England, which ... More


Society Under Scrutiny V: The Examination of Clerics, Regular and Secular

Michael Haren

in Sin and Society in Fourteenth-Century England: A Study of the Memoriale Presbiterorum

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208518
eISBN:
9780191678042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208518.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The interrogatories for the clerical order in the Memoriale Presbiterorum begin in the traditional manner with the religious. The author devotes separate sections to the simple religious, and to ... More


Richard Hooker’s Corporate Christians

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter Three continues the book’s discussion of Elizabethan political philosophy by turning to the period’s most powerful defense of the English Church and English commonwealth as corporations on a ... More


The Criminalization of Abortion in the West: Its Origins in Medieval Law

Wolfgang P. Müller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450891
eISBN:
9780801464157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450891.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Anyone who wants to understand how abortion has been treated historically in the Western legal tradition must first come to terms with two quite different but interrelated historical trajectories. On ... More


Chief Agents of Criminalization

Wolfgang P. Müller

in The Criminalization of Abortion in the West: Its Origins in Medieval Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450891
eISBN:
9780801464157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450891.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the relationship between jurists and legislators from three different perspectives. It shows that late medieval ecclesiastical and royal statutes concerned with abortion as ... More


Ecclesiastical Law

Mark Hill QC

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198807568
eISBN:
9780191845475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807568.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This fourth edition has been revised and updated to take account of significant changes in the substantive law, specifically: the effects of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches ... More


The Quinisext Council (692) as a Continuation of Chalcedon

Judith Herrin (ed.)

in Chalcedon in Context: Church Councils 400-700

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311772
eISBN:
9781846316753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316753.010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Studies on the Fourth Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon have frequently neglected the canons attached to it. In the oldest Latin version and the Greek manuscript tradition of the Acts of Chalcedon, the ... More


Oasis in the Ocean 1698–1800

Robert F. Rogers

in Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833343
eISBN:
9780824870287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833343.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the conditions in the Marianas while under Spanish rule. The Spanish government in the Marianas was led by the gobernador político-militar, who combined all civil and military ... More


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