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Medieval Canon Law

Author: James A Brundage
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Medieval world.
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It is impossible to understand how the medieval church functioned -- and in turn influenced and controlled the lay world within its care -- without understanding the development, character and impact of `canon law', its own distinctive law code. However important, this can seem a daunting subject to non-specialists. They have long needed an attractive but authoritative introduction, avoiding arid technicalities and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brundage, James A.
Medieval Canon Law.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James A Brundage
ISBN: 9781317895343 1317895347 1306871026 9781306871020
OCLC Number: 881417558
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Dedication; Editor's Preface; Author's Preface; List Of Abbreviations; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 Law in the early Christian church; CHAPTER 2 Canon law in the early Middle Ages; CHAPTER 3 Gratian and the schools of law in the classical period (1140-1375); CHAPTER 4 Canon law and private life; CHAPTER 5 Canon law and public life; CHAPTER 6 Canonical courts and procedure; CHAPTER 7 Canonical jurisprudence; CHAPTER 8 Canon law and Western societies; APPENDIX I The Romano-canonical citation system. APPENDIX II Major canonists of the classical period: biographical notesSelect Bibliography; Map; Index.
Series Title: Medieval world.
Responsibility: James A. Brundage.

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It is impossible to understand how the medieval church functioned -- and in turn influenced and controlled the lay world within its care -- without understanding the development, character and impact of `canon law', its own distinctive law code. However important, this can seem a daunting subject to non-specialists. They have long needed an attractive but authoritative introduction, avoiding arid technicalities and setting the subject in its widest context. James Brundage's marvellously fluent and accessible book is the perfect answer: it will be warmly welcomed by medievalists and students of.

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