Author: Francis Morgan Nichols
Publisher: Lawbook Exchange Limited
Nichols, Francis Morgan. Britton: The French Text Carefully Revised with an English Translation, Introduction and Notes. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1865. Two volumes. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002024326. ISBN 1-58477-258-1. Cloth. $165. * Probably originally compiled by John le Breton around 1290, it is the oldest English law book in French. Consisting of French text with parallel English translation and a glossary of French terms, this edition edited and translated by Nichols is considered to be the "standard edition." Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law 154. Along with Fleta, Britton is one of two significant law books produced during the reign of Edward I [1272-1307]. The origins of Britton may be traced to a project of Edward I to produce a digest of the English law in the spirit of Justinian's Institutes. Book One outlines the authority of justices and officers and defines the nature of various personal pleas (including pleas of the crown). Book Two describes disseisins and their remedies. Book Three treats intrusions and their remedies. Book Four describes pleas relating to advowsons and the property of churches (and of attaints). Book Five outlines pleas of dower and entry. Book Six defines different kinds of proprietary actions. In all, this treatise offers an incomparable overview of British law during the medieval era.
Author: Richard Ingham
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Category: Foreign Language Study
Collection examining the Anglo-Norman language in a variety of texts and contexts, in military, legal, literary and other forms.
Theorizing Legal Personhood in Late Medieval England offers an account of the fluidity and artificiality of legal personhood before the individualistic turn in law vis-à-vis juristictional pluralism.
Author: Alastair Bellany,Thomas Cogswell
Publisher: Yale University Press
A year after the death of James I in 1625, a sensational pamphlet accused the Duke of Buckingham of murdering the king. It was an allegation that would haunt English politics for nearly forty years. In this exhaustively researched new book, two leading scholars of the era, Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell, uncover the untold story of how a secret history of courtly poisoning shaped and reflected the political conflicts that would eventually plunge the British Isles into civil war and revolution. Illuminating many hitherto obscure aspects of early modern political culture, this eagerly anticipated work is both a fascinating story of political intrigue and a major exploration of the forces that destroyed the Stuart monarchy.
Literary and Historical Explorations
Author: Richard Hillman,Pauline Ruberry-Blanc
Category: Literary Criticism
Presenting a broad spectrum of reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume proposes a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the topic. The essays presented here cover a range of ’transgressive’ women: daughters, witches, prostitutes, thieves; mothers/wives/murderers; violence in NW England; violence in Scotland; single mothers; women as (sexual) partners in crime. Contributions illustrate the dynamic relation between fiction and fact that informs literary and socio-historical analysis alike, exploring female transgression as a process, not of crossing fixed boundaries, but of negotiating the epistemological space between representation and documentation.
Author: James E Clapp,Elizabeth G Thornburg,Evjue-BASCOM Professor of Law Marc Galanter, MD
Publisher: Yale University Press
Law-related words and phrases abound in our everyday language, often without our being aware of their origins or their particular legal significance: "boilerplate," "jailbait," "pound of flesh," "rainmaker," "the third degree." This insightful and entertaining book reveals the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions that come from sources as diverse as Shakespeare, vaudeville, and Dr. Seuss. Separate entries for each expression follow no prescribed formula but instead focus on the most interesting, enlightening, and surprising aspects of the words and their evolution. Popular myths and misunderstandings are explored and exploded, and the entries are augmented with historical images and humorous sidebars. Lively and unexpected, "Lawtalk" will draw a diverse array of readers with its abundance of linguistic, legal, historical, and cultural information. Those readers should be forewarned: upon finishing one entry, there is an irresistible temptation to turn to another, and yet another . . .
Category: Union catalogs
Includes entries for maps and atlases.
Category: American literature
A world list of books in the English language.