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The Moral World of the Law

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  • Editor: Peter Coss, University of Wales College of Cardiff
Peter Coss, S. C. Todd, Andrew D. E. Lewis, Wendy Davies, Paul Hyams, Paul Brand, Thomas Kuehn, Martin Ingram, Caroline Ford, Diana Jeater, John Lonsdale, Chris Wickham
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  • Date Published: August 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521648332

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  • The dominant and deceptively simple theme of this book is the relationship between the moral environment of the courtroom and that of the society in which the court is situated. Like other Past and Present conference proceedings, the volume ranges widely across time and space, from ancient Greece to twentieth-century Africa. As a consequence, it encompasses not only the highly professional legal systems of the Roman, later medieval and modern worlds, but also the relatively unprofessionalized courts of classical Athens and of the early Middle Ages and the alien, imposed legal systems of colonial Rhodesia and Kenya. The Moral World of the Law is based upon papers delivered at the conference of that name, sponsored by the journal Past and Present and held at the University of Birmingham in 1996.

    • Assembles an exciting list of writers and topics in an attempt to establish the relationship between law and society
    • Ranges across time and space, from ancient Athens to 1950s Kenya, and from the ancient to the modern worlds
    • Follows in a distinguished line of very successful Past and Present conference volumes, including Rituals of Royalty and The Invention of Tradition
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    • Date Published: August 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521648332
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 225 x 153 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.428kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    1. Introduction Peter Coss
    2. The language of law in classical Athens S. C. Todd
    3. The autonomy of Roman law Andrew D. E. Lewis
    4. Local participation and legal ritual in early medieval law courts Wendy Davies
    5. Due process versus the maintenance of order in European law: the contribution of the ius commune Paul Hyams
    6. Inside the courtroom: lawyers, litigants and justices in England in the later middle ages Paul Brand
    7. 'Nemo mortalis cognitus vivit in evo': moral and legal conflicts in a Florentine inheritance case of 1442 Thomas Kuehn
    8. Law, litigants and the construction of 'honour': slander suits in early modern England Martin Ingram
    9. Story-telling and the social imagery of religious conflict in nineteenth-century French law courts Caroline Ford
    10. 'Their idea of justice is so peculiar': Southern Rhodesia 1890–1910 Diana Jeater
    11. Kenyatta's trials: breaking and making an African nationalist John Lonsdale
    12. Conclusion Chris Wickham
    Index.

  • Editor

    Peter Coss, University of Wales College of Cardiff

    Contributors

    Peter Coss, S. C. Todd, Andrew D. E. Lewis, Wendy Davies, Paul Hyams, Paul Brand, Thomas Kuehn, Martin Ingram, Caroline Ford, Diana Jeater, John Lonsdale, Chris Wickham

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