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Alfonso X, the Justinian of his age : law and justice in thirteenth-century Castile

Author: Joseph F O'Callaghan
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A examination of Alfonso X, who created a Libro de las leyes, the Siete Partidas, a code of law that has had an enduring impact on the development of law and institutions over the centuries not only in the Iberian Peninsula but also throughout the Spanish-speaking world"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Callaghan, Joseph F., author.
Alfonso X, the Justinian of his age
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018041263
Named Person: Alfonso, King of Castile and Leon; Alfonso, King of Castile and Leon; Alfons, Kastilien und Léon König
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph F O'Callaghan
ISBN: 9781501735899 1501735896
OCLC Number: 1050143328
Description: xiii, 374 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: El rey sabio --
The law and the lawgiver --
Creating a dynasty --
The king and his people --
Defender of the faith --
The defense of the realm --
Litigants, judges, and lawyers --
The judicial process --
Marriage, family, and inheritance --
The law of persons --
The law of property --
Trade and commerce --
Crime and punishment --
The law of the non-Christian peoples --
The juridical achievement of Alfonso X.
Responsibility: Joseph F. O'Callaghan.

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In this magisterial work, Joseph O'Callaghan offers a detailed account of the establishment of Alfonso X's legal code, the Libro de las leyes or Siete Partidas, and its applications in the daily life  Read more...

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