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Codes

A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...From a historical point of view, the medieval West sets the framework of a long evolution, marked with strong changes, of the materials, forms, and modes of production of codes and norms. The last two terms are not equivalent. If some legal...

Introduction

Medieval Canon Law

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Medieval canon law is an invention—an evolutionary story of human industry, ingenuity, and change. This book explains part of its creation, adopting a slightly different interpretive lens. It tackles the subject’s formulation through...

Islamic Sources And The Treatment Of Non-Muslims

Islamic Jerusalem And Its Christians : A History of Tolerance and Tensions

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2007

Book chapter

...The attitude of Caliph ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab and Sultan Salah al-Din towards non-Muslims did not arise out of a vacuum, but was inspired by religious injunctions and principles. Unfortunately, because Islam is based on a divine revelation...

The Master Narrative

Medieval Canon Law

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...It seems fitting to begin where every historian must: with the sources. There is an undeniably rich historical and historiographical tradition on medieval canonistic figures, canonical collections, and their internal textual components...

Property and Possession

A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Are property and possession a binome or are they two distinct concepts? That is to say, is there a legal distinction between possessing something and owning something? Simple possession or physical detention has not always...

Fictive and Adoptive Kinship in Medieval Islamicate Societies

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Topic/Event Description Some discrepancy between normative forms of kinship and descent and the less regulated, more unpredictable social reality must inevitably exist in all societies. This tension between neat ideals and complex reality...

By Way of Conclusion

The Szekler Nation and Medieval Hungary : Politics, Law and Identity on the Frontier

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...This study ends with the royal decision of 1562. The particularism of Szekler law, however, did not end with this decision, royal or not.A study of the history of law must take certain strictly historical episodes into account, even...

Legal Profession

A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The establishment of the Roman Barbarian kingdoms in the West marked not only the end of law schools, but also the demise of a professional class whose identity had been based for centuries on the acquisition of knowledge through a strict...

Practice (Reality)

Medieval Canon Law

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Medieval canon law was made and enacted. It shaped church discipline, doctrine, governance, internal organization, and structure. Its contemporary application and interpretation is what made it valid. Appreciating its core function thus...

Framing premodern desires between sexuality, sin, and crime

Framing Premodern Desires : Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...In medieval and early modern societies, sexualities were perceived, described, and encountered in a variety of ways, some but not all of them familiar to us. This volume emphasises the localities and temporalities of sexuality...