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Historical Introduction

John W. Cairns

in A History of Private Law in Scotland

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267782
eISBN:
9780191683374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267782.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter attempts to trace the changing nature of Scots law, focusing on its main institutions and taking into account the history of politics, social and economic life, and philosophy. The story ... More


Lanfranc and King William I

H. E. J. COWDREY

in Lanfranc: Scholar, Monk, Archbishop

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259601
eISBN:
9780191717406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259601.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Like most leading churchmen of his time, Lanfranc favoured strong kings who provided peace and justice in a violent world, not least for churches, monks, and all grades of clergy. During the ... More


The Investigation of Heresy

Ian Forrest

in The Detection of Heresy in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286928
eISBN:
9780191713217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286928.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter sets out the basic structures within which heresy-detection took place, looking at the cooperation and conflicts between church and crown, and the conduct of investigations by bishops, ... More


Introduction

Victor M. Uribe-Uran

in Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794633
eISBN:
9780804796316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Addresses historiographical and theoretical issues, discussing the literatures on domestic violence, crime, in particular homicide, and legal history. It proposes that this study bridges the worlds ... More


. Aristocratic Crime and the Regulation of Local Conflict

Simon Payling

in Political Society in Lancastrian England: The Greater Gentry of Nottinghamshire

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202097
eISBN:
9780191675140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202097.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

Recent work has demonstrated a sophisticated appreciation of the natural limitations of the judicial power of the crown and of the role of extra-legal methods of dispute settlement in the regulation ... More


Conclusion

Victor M. Uribe-Uran

in Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794633
eISBN:
9780804796316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Reiterates the centrality of law and justice in the lives of late colonial Spanish Atlantic couples, even members of Indigenous communities and colored peoples. It summarizes the study’s findings ... More


Lords and Grants

John Hudson

in Land, Law, and Lordship in Anglo-Norman England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206880
eISBN:
9780191677359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206880.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter takes an account of the lord's participation in grants. Clearly the degree of control a lord had over his vassal's grants is a vital indication of his overall control of their lands and ... More


Theft and Violence

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/9780198260301.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses offences committed by individuals or small groups primarily against the victim's person or movable goods. It covers types of offence, responsibility and liability, prevention ... More


Britain and the beginning of Scotland: Sir John Rhŷs Memorial Lecture Read 5 December 2013

Dauvit Broun

in British Academy Lectures 2014-15

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780197265987
eISBN:
9780191772054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265987.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

A British dimension is crucial for understanding the earliest stage in the emergence in the late 12th century of an idea of Scotland, in its most basic sense, as the country we recognise today. It is ... More


The Real Actions

A. W. B. Simpson

in A History of the Land Law

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255376
eISBN:
9780191681585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255376.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The common law of land grew up around the forms of action which brought litigation concerning land before the royal justices, and thus enabled them to begin to impose a uniform system of rules of ... More


Early Venues 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/9780801450891.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers the early transformation of abortion into an actual criminal offense. The initial push toward criminalization of abortion in the West came from the church. Twelfth-century ... More


Memory and the Archival Event: A Case Study of the Coroner’s Inquest into the 2005 London Bombings

Andrew Hoskins and John Tulloch

in Risk and Hyperconnectivity: Media and Memories of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199375493
eISBN:
9780199375530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375493.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter opens Part 2 of the book and addresses the terrorism event of the 2005 London bombings and the Coroner’s Inquests into 7/7 to show how twenty-first century risk is manifested in new ... More


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