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The Formation of English Common Law: Law and Society in England from the Norman Conquest to Magna Carta

ISBN13: 9780582070264
ISBN: 0582070260
Published: July 1997
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £31.99
Hardback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780582070271

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During the Anglo-Norman period a concept of law developed, binding ruler and ruled alike and which was based on custom common throughout the country.

This was Common Law and it was from this that subsequent law developed. John Hudson's text is an introductory survey of Common Law for students and other non-specialist readers.

Certain aspects of medieval law such as its feuds, its ordeals and its outlaws are well known, this text shows how these aspects fitted in to the system as a whole, considers its Anglo-Saxon origins, the influence of the Norman invaders and later administrative reforms.

The events and legal processes also throw light on the society, politics and thought of the times.


Legal History, Law and Society
the court framework in Anglo-Normal England
violence and theft in Anglo-Norman England
law and land-holding in Anglo-Normal England
Angevin reform
crime and the Angevin reforms
law and land-holding in Angevin England
Magna Carta and the formation of English common law.