Medieval canon law

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Longman, 1995 - History - 260 pages
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It is impossible to understand how the medieval church functioned -- and in turn influenced and controlled the lay world within its care -- without understanding the development, character and impact of 'canon law', its own distinctive law code. However important, this can seem a daunting subject to non-specialists. They have long needed an attractive but authoritative introduction, avoiding arid technicalities and setting the subject in its widest context. James Brundage's marvellously fluent and accessible book is the perfect answer: it will be warmly welcomed by medievalists and students of ecclesiastical and legal history.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Canon law in the early Middle Ages
18
Gratian and the schools of law in the classical
44
Canon law and private life
70
Canon law and public life
98
Canonical courts and procedure
120
Canonical jurisprudence
154
Canon law and Western societies
175
The Romanocanonical citation system
190
Select Bibliography
231
Map
245
Copyright

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