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The Resource The old English penitentials and Anglo-Saxon law, Stefan Jurasinski, the College at Brockport, State University of New York, (electronic resource)

The old English penitentials and Anglo-Saxon law, Stefan Jurasinski, the College at Brockport, State University of New York, (electronic resource)

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The old English penitentials and Anglo-Saxon law
Title
The old English penitentials and Anglo-Saxon law
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Stefan Jurasinski, the College at Brockport, State University of New York
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The Old English Penitentials & Anglo-Saxon Law
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Language
eng
Summary
Some of the earliest examples of medieval canon law are penitentials - texts enumerating the sins a confessor might encounter among laypeople or other clergy and suggesting means of reconciliation. Often they gave advice on matters of secular law as well, offering judgments on the proper way to contract a marriage or on the treatment of slaves. This book argues that their importance to more general legal-historical questions, long suspected by historians but rarely explored, is most evident in an important (and often misunderstood) subgroup of the penitentials: composed in Old English. Though based on Latin sources - principally those attributed to Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury (d.690) and Halitgar of Cambrai (d.831) - these texts recast them into new ordinances meant to better suit the needs of English laypeople. The Old English penitentials thus witness to how one early medieval polity established a tradition of written vernacular law
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UkCbUP
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Jurasinski, Stefan
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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  • Law, Anglo-Saxon
  • Law
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The old English penitentials and Anglo-Saxon law, Stefan Jurasinski, the College at Brockport, State University of New York, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Introduction : legislation, custom, and the sources of early English law -- The old English penitentials and their reception -- Legal change, vernacular penitentials, and the chronology of old English prose -- The law of the estate : bishops, masters, and slaves -- The law of the household : marriage and sexuality -- Caring for the body : law, penitentials, and English "Sick-Maintenance" -- Caring for the mind : pollution and mental liability -- Conclusion : vernacular penitentials and secular lawmaking
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ssib023827954
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 238 pages)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316015384
Isbn Type
(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib023827954
Label
The old English penitentials and Anglo-Saxon law, Stefan Jurasinski, the College at Brockport, State University of New York, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Contents
Introduction : legislation, custom, and the sources of early English law -- The old English penitentials and their reception -- Legal change, vernacular penitentials, and the chronology of old English prose -- The law of the estate : bishops, masters, and slaves -- The law of the household : marriage and sexuality -- Caring for the body : law, penitentials, and English "Sick-Maintenance" -- Caring for the mind : pollution and mental liability -- Conclusion : vernacular penitentials and secular lawmaking
Control code
ssib023827954
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316015384
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib023827954

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