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The Resource English law in the age of the Black Death, 1348-1381 : a transformation of governance and law, Robert C. Palmer

English law in the age of the Black Death, 1348-1381 : a transformation of governance and law, Robert C. Palmer

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English law in the age of the Black Death, 1348-1381 : a transformation of governance and law
Title
English law in the age of the Black Death, 1348-1381
Title remainder
a transformation of governance and law
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. Palmer
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Palmer's pathbreaking study shows how the Black Death triggered massive changes in both governance and law in fourteenth-century England, establishing the mechanisms by which the law adapted to social needs for centuries thereafter. Palmer is the first scholar to relate these medieval legal changes to social and demographic developments. The Black Death killed one-third of the English population between 1348 and 1351. To preserve traditional society, the king's government aggressively implemented new punitive legal remedies as mechanisms for social control. The changes inaugurated included Statute of Laborers prosecutions, penal bonds, uses, trespass on the case, and assumpsit. The government's attempt to shore up traditional society in fact transformed it. English governance was legitimately extended to routine regulation of all workers, from shepherds to innkeepers, smiths, and doctors. The new cohesiveness of the ecclesiastical and lay upper orders, the increase in subject matter jurisdictions, the growth of the chancellor's court, and the acceptance of coercive contractual remedies made the Black Death in England a transformative experience for law and for governance. Based on all available legal records, Palmer's book presents a new interpretation and chronology of these important legal changes and also establishes a policy foundation. The footnotes and appendixes present additional information on church-state relations and on the history of various occupations
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1947-
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Palmer, Robert C.
Dewey number
  • 349.42
  • 344.2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KD610
LC item number
.P35 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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  • Law
  • Black Death
  • Law, Medieval
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • Droit
  • Peste
  • Rechtshervorming
  • Common law
  • Pest (ziekte)
Label
English law in the age of the Black Death, 1348-1381 : a transformation of governance and law, Robert C. Palmer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
CHAPTER 1: General introduction -- PART ONE: The upper orders drew together into a more cohesive government -- CHAPTER 2: Introduction -- CHAPTER 3: Creating the gentry -- CHAPTER 4: Regulating the church -- CHAPTER 5: Conclusion -- PART TWO: To facilitate or coerce the upper orders to stand to their obligations -- CHAPTER 6: Introduction -- CHAPTER 7: The written contract -- CHAPTER 8: Recovering movables -- CHAPTER 9: The chancellor's court -- CHAPTER 10: Conclusion -- PART THREE: and to coerce the lower orders to stand to their obligations -- CHAPTER 11: Introduction -- SECTION 1: CHAPTER 12: The issues -- CHAPTER 13: Trespass Vi et Armis -- SECTION 2: CHAPTER 14: Assumpsit -- CHAPTER 15: Carriers -- CHAPTER 16: Builders -- CHAPTER 17: Doctors -- CHAPTER 18: Shepherds, clothworkers, laborers -- CHAPTER 19: Conclusion -- SECTION 3: CHAPTER 20: Trespass on the case -- CHAPTER 21: Farriers -- CHAPTER 22: Vicious dogs -- CHAPTER 23: Innkeepers and jailers -- CHAPTER 24: Fires, cattle, etc. -- CHAPTER 25: Dikes and franchises -- CHAPTER 26: General conclusion -- PART FOUR: APPENDIXES: Author's note -- Appendix 1: Regulating the church -- Appendix 2: The written contract -- Appendix 3: Carrier writs -- Appendix 4: Cutting timber -- Appendix 5: Builders -- Appendix 6: London doctors -- Appendix 7: Doctors of animals and people -- Appendix 8: Detinue of animals -- Appendix 9: Shepherd Assumpsit writs -- Appendix 10: Horses bailed -- Appendix 11: Cloth workers -- Appendix 12: Services -- Appendix 13: Horse killers -- Appendix 14: Farriers -- Appendix 15: Scienter with warnings -- Appendix 16: Scienter without warnings -- Appendix 17: Other Scienter writs -- Appendix 18: Innkeeper liability: London -- Appendix 19: Innkeeper liability -- Appendix 20: Jailers before 1348 -- Appendix 21: Jailers after 1348 -- Appendix 22: Indirect and consequential damages -- Appendix 23: Miscellaneous wrongs -- Appendix 24: Select repair writs -- Appendix 25: Select franchise writs
Control code
27725256
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 452 pages
Isbn
9780807820995
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
93000592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1563769
Label
English law in the age of the Black Death, 1348-1381 : a transformation of governance and law, Robert C. Palmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
CHAPTER 1: General introduction -- PART ONE: The upper orders drew together into a more cohesive government -- CHAPTER 2: Introduction -- CHAPTER 3: Creating the gentry -- CHAPTER 4: Regulating the church -- CHAPTER 5: Conclusion -- PART TWO: To facilitate or coerce the upper orders to stand to their obligations -- CHAPTER 6: Introduction -- CHAPTER 7: The written contract -- CHAPTER 8: Recovering movables -- CHAPTER 9: The chancellor's court -- CHAPTER 10: Conclusion -- PART THREE: and to coerce the lower orders to stand to their obligations -- CHAPTER 11: Introduction -- SECTION 1: CHAPTER 12: The issues -- CHAPTER 13: Trespass Vi et Armis -- SECTION 2: CHAPTER 14: Assumpsit -- CHAPTER 15: Carriers -- CHAPTER 16: Builders -- CHAPTER 17: Doctors -- CHAPTER 18: Shepherds, clothworkers, laborers -- CHAPTER 19: Conclusion -- SECTION 3: CHAPTER 20: Trespass on the case -- CHAPTER 21: Farriers -- CHAPTER 22: Vicious dogs -- CHAPTER 23: Innkeepers and jailers -- CHAPTER 24: Fires, cattle, etc. -- CHAPTER 25: Dikes and franchises -- CHAPTER 26: General conclusion -- PART FOUR: APPENDIXES: Author's note -- Appendix 1: Regulating the church -- Appendix 2: The written contract -- Appendix 3: Carrier writs -- Appendix 4: Cutting timber -- Appendix 5: Builders -- Appendix 6: London doctors -- Appendix 7: Doctors of animals and people -- Appendix 8: Detinue of animals -- Appendix 9: Shepherd Assumpsit writs -- Appendix 10: Horses bailed -- Appendix 11: Cloth workers -- Appendix 12: Services -- Appendix 13: Horse killers -- Appendix 14: Farriers -- Appendix 15: Scienter with warnings -- Appendix 16: Scienter without warnings -- Appendix 17: Other Scienter writs -- Appendix 18: Innkeeper liability: London -- Appendix 19: Innkeeper liability -- Appendix 20: Jailers before 1348 -- Appendix 21: Jailers after 1348 -- Appendix 22: Indirect and consequential damages -- Appendix 23: Miscellaneous wrongs -- Appendix 24: Select repair writs -- Appendix 25: Select franchise writs
Control code
27725256
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 452 pages
Isbn
9780807820995
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
93000592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1563769

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