Nouvelle acquisition : Power & justice in medieval England : the law of patronage & the royal courts

TATE Joshua C.
Power & justice in medieval England : the law of patronage & the royal courts
London : Yale University Press, 2022, XIV-255 p.
Collection The Yale law library series in legal history and reference
ISBN 978-0-300-16383-4

GB 266

Résumé éditeur :

Appointing a parson to the local church following a vacancy-an “advowson”-was one of the most important rights in medieval England. The king, the monasteries, and local landowners all wanted to control advowsons because they meant political, social, and economic influence. The question of law turned on who had the superior legal claim to the vacancy-which was a type of property-at the time the position needed to be filled. In tracing how these conflicts were resolved, Joshua C. Tate takes a sharply different view from that of historians who focus only on questions of land ownership, and he shows that the English needed new legal contours to address the questions ofownership and possession that arose from these disputes. Tate argues that the innovations made necessary by advowson law helped give birth to modern common law and common law courts. (4e de couv.)



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Corinne HÉLIN (2023, 2 novembre). Nouvelle acquisition : Power & justice in medieval England : the law of patronage & the royal courts. IRHiS-Bibliothèque. Consulté le 3 mars 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/lyk1

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