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

Label
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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Author
Subject
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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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 349.42
  • 344.2
Index
index present
LC call number
KD610
LC item number
.P35 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The upper orders drew together into a more cohesive government -- pt. 2. To facilitate or coerce the upper orders to stand to their obligations -- pt. 3. And to coerce the lower orders to stand to their obligations -- pt. 4. 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
ocm42854368
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 452 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807863749
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b3627933x
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42854368
  • ebsco0585028974
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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