The High Middle Ages in England 1154 1377

Author: Bertie Wilkinson
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521217326
Release Date: 1978-06-22
Genre: History

"All aspects of England in the High Middle Ages are covered, including sections on social, economic, religious, military, intellectual and art history, as well as on political and constitutional history."--Publisher description.

Historical Dictionary of Late Medieval England 1272 1485

Author: Ronald H. Fritze
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313291241
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: History

Focusing on political, military, religious, and constitutional history of Medieval England, this reference offers information that is often elusive or difficult to understand within the covers of specialized monographs and journal articles.

Essays in the History of Early American Law

Author: David H. Flaherty
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807839898
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: History

This collection of outstanding essays in the history of early American law is designed to meet the demand for a basic introduction to the literature of colonial and early United States law. Eighteen essays from historical and legal journals by outstanding authorities explore the major themes in American legal history from colonial beginnings to the early nineteenth century. Originally published in 1969. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

An Historical Introduction to Western Constitutional Law

Author: R. C. van Caenegem
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521476933
Release Date: 1995-03-23
Genre: Law

Professor van Caenegem's new book addresses fundamental questions of constitutional organization--democracy versus autocracy, unitary versus federal organization, pluralism versus intolerance--by analyzing different models of constitutional government through a historical perspective. The approach is chronological: constitutionalism is explained as the result of many centuries of trial and error through a narrative that begins in the early Middle Ages and concludes with contemporary debates, focusing on Europe, the United States, and the Soviet Union.

Anglo Saxon England

Author: Peter Clemoes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521038386
Release Date: 2007-10-11
Genre: History

This volume tackles a number of challenging questions on Anglo-Saxon history and culture.

A History of Western Public Law

Author: Bruno Aguilera Barchet
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319118031
Release Date: 2014-12-31
Genre: Law

The book outlines the historical development of Public Law and the state from ancient times to the modern day, offering an account of relevant events in parallel with a general historical background, establishing and explaining the relationships between political, religious, and economic events.

Parliament and Literature in Late Medieval England

Author: Matthew Giancarlo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521875394
Release Date: 2007-09-20
Genre: History

Parliament and Literature in Late Medieval England investigates the relationship between the development of parliament and the practice of English poetry in the later fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. During this period, the bureaucratic political culture of parliamentarians, clerks, and scribes overlapped with the artistic practice of major poets like Chaucer, Gower, and Langland, all of whom had strong ties to parliament. Matthew Giancarlo investigates these poets together in the specific context of parliamentary events and controversies, as well as in the broader environment of changing constitutional ideas. Two chapters provide new analyses of the parliamentary ideologies that developed from the thirteenth century onward, and four chapters investigate the parliamentary aspects of each poet, as well as the later Lancastrian imitators of Langland. This study demonstrates the importance of the changing parliamentary environs of late medieval England and their centrality to the early growth of English narrative and lyric forms.

High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Presidential Impeachment

Author: H. Brown
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230102255
Release Date: 2010-01-04
Genre: Political Science

US Constitution states that the President is subject to removal from office upon impeachment and conviction of treason, bribery and 'other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.' In this book, Brown examines history behind this clause as well as the impeachments of Presidents Johnson, Nixon and Clinton.


Author: Ralph Turner
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781852851040
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Law

This collection of essays brings together the author's work on th growth of administrative monarchy in Angevin England, concentrating upon the personnnel of royal government and especially upon the common law courts. It describes the institutions of the English common law during its formative period, including the growth of the jury and of the two central courts, Common Pleas at Westminster and the court following the king, later King's Bench. Another group of essays illustrate the justices' handling of cases coming before the law courts, examining please that touched the king's interest. After a discussion of the authorship of England's first great lawbook, Glanvill, other essays examine the justices, their level of literacy, the conflicts facing the clerics among them in hearing secular cases, and the hostility that they aroused as 'new men' in the king's service from conservative elements in society.


Author: Anne Reiber DeWindt
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813214245
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: History

"The people of Ramsey included clerics, knights, and laborers, and their activities overlapped to the point that the infamous tripartite division of medieval society - into those who prayed, fought, and worked - becomes meaningless. The book also crosses chronological boundaries, moving through decades of rebellion, plague, demographic turnover, violence, bloodshed, and war, and ending with religious upheaval that spelled the death of the 600-year-old abbey and the intrusion of an ambitious new lay landlord with courtly connections."--BOOK JACKET.

The New Cambridge Medieval History Volume 6 C 1300 c 1415

Author: Michael Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521362903
Release Date: 1995
Genre: History

The sixth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History covers the fourteenth century, a period dominated by plague, other natural disasters and war which brought to an end three centuries of economic growth and cultural expansion in Christian Europe, but one which also saw important developments in government, religious and intellectual life, and new cultural and artistic patterns. Part I sets the scene by discussion of general themes in the theory and practice of government, religion, social and economic history, and culture. Part II deals with the individual histories of the states of western Europe; Part III with that of the Church at the time of the Avignon papacy and the Great Schism; and Part IV with eastern and northern Europe, Byzantium and the early Ottomans, giving particular attention to the social and economic relations with westerners and those of other civilisations in the Mediterranean.