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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Decretals and the Creation of New Law in the Twelfth Century: Judges, Judgements, Equity and Law

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ISBN13: 9780860786801
ISBN: 0860786803
Published: November 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £105.00

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Focusing on 12th century Canon law with emphasis on the European context of the emergence of ""Isus Novum"", the new laws of the western church.

The books themes range from the marriage and forgery of regional applications, with studies on decretals on Hungary and Archbishop Roger of York respectively, Italian marriage decretals, the impact of the Beckett dispute, litigation involving English secular magnates and the crown, and the role of judges delegate in the formation and application of the new law brought into being by the practice of local courts and appeals to the papacy.

In addition, light is shed on English collectors, judges and secular and ecclesiastical litigants.

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Legal History
Papal judges delegate and the making of the ""New Law"" in the 12th century - cultures of power - lordship, status and process in 12th-century Europe, ed. T.N. Bisson; St. Thomas of Canterbury and aspects of the Becket dispute in the decretal collections - mediaevalia christiana XIe-XIIIe siecles, hommage a Raymonde Foreville, ed. C.E. Viola; decretals of Alexander III to England - miscellanea Rolando Bandinelli, Papa Alessandro III, ed. F. Liotta; English secular magnates in the decretal collections - proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Mediaeval Canon Law, San Diego, University of California at La Jolla, 21-27 August 1988, ed. S. Chodrow; decretal letters to Hungary, folia theologica (Budapest); Italian marriage decretals in English collections - with special reference to the Peterhouse Collection - Cristianita ed Europa - miscellaneous di studi in onore di Luigi Prosdocimi, ed. Cesara Alzati; the case of Bernard of Osma - royal influence and papal authority in the diocese of Osma - the church and sovereignty, c.590-1918 - essays in honour of Michael Wilks, ed. D. Wood; ""improba pestis falsitatis"" - forgeries and the problem of forgery in 12th-century decretal collections (with special reference to English cases) - falschungen im mittelalter - Internationaler Kongress der Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Munchen, 16-19 September 1986, II, gefalschte rechtstexte der bestrafte falscher, ed. H. Fuhrmann; equity and compassion in papal marriage decretals to England - love and marriage in the 12th century, ed. W. van Hoecke and A. Welkenhuyen.