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Law and order in Anglo-Saxon England, Tom Lambert

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Law and order in Anglo-Saxon England
Title
Law and order in Anglo-Saxon England
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Tom Lambert
Title variation
Law & order in Anglo-Saxon England
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
'Law and Order in Anglo-Saxon England' explores English legal culture and practice across the Anglo-Saxon period, beginning with the essentially pre-Christian laws enshrined in writing by King Aethelberht of Kent in c. 600 and working forward to the Norman Conquest of 1066. It attempts to escape the traditional retrospective assumptions of legal history, focused on the late twelfth-century Common Law, and to establish a new interpretative framework for the subject, more sensitive to contemporary cultural assumptions and practical realities. The focus of the volume is on the maintenance of order: what constituted good order; what forms of wrongdoing were threatening to it; what roles kings, lords, communities, and individuals were expected to play in maintaining it; and how that worked in practice. Its core argument is that the Anglo-Saxons had a coherent, stable, and enduring legal order that lacks modern analogies: it was neither state-like nor stateless, and needs to be understood on its own terms rather than as a variant or hybrid of these models. 00Tom Lambert elucidates a distinctively early medieval understanding of the tension between the interests of individuals and communities, and a vision of how that tension ought to be managed that, strikingly, treats strongly libertarian and communitarian features as complementary. Potentially violent, honour-focused feuding was an integral aspect of legitimate legal practice throughout the period, but so too was fearsome punishment for forms of wrongdoing judged socially threatening. Law and Order in Anglo-Saxon England charts the development of kings' involvement in law, in terms both of their authority to legislate and their ability to influence local practice, presenting a picture of increasingly ambitious and effective royal legal innovation that relied more on the cooperation of local communal assemblies than kings' sparse and patchy network of administrative officials
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ERASA
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1981-
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Lambert, T. B.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Law, Anglo-Saxon
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Law, Anglo-Saxon
  • England
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Law and order in Anglo-Saxon England, Tom Lambert
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 365-381) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 390 pages
Isbn
9780198786313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)955313129
Label
Law and order in Anglo-Saxon England, Tom Lambert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 365-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 390 pages
Isbn
9780198786313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)955313129

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