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Unwritten verities : the making of England's vernacular legal culture, 1463/1549

Author: Sebastian I Sobecki
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2015]
Series: Reformations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the commitment by English common law to an unwritten tradition, along with its association with Lancastrian political ideas of consensual government, generated a vernacular legal culture  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian I Sobecki
ISBN: 9780268041458 0268041458
OCLC Number: 897946471
Description: x, 257 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Vernacular legal culture --
Reading and writing in a spoken world --
Between vernaculars: the vagaries of law French --
John Fortescue and Lancastrian conciliarism --
The unwritten verities of the common law --
Pleading for English: John Rastell's politics of access --
States of exception --
Afterword: The Reformation of legal culture.
Series Title: Reformations.
Responsibility: Sebastian Sobecki.
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"Unwritten Verities proposes an arresting and original thesis: that the English common law's commitment to an oral tradition permitted it, on the eve of the Reformation, to become a transformative Read more...

 
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