Medieval Law and Its Practice

John Hudson
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This series looks at law and its literature, as well as legal practice and its context from the 6th to the 16th centuries. It provides a forum for scholarship – original monographs, article collections, editions of primary sources, translations – in the fields of legal history, historical anthropology, social and cultural history, material culture, political and economic history, church history, dispute studies, and the history of rhetoric, aiming to build a bridge between the history of law and other fields in medieval studies. It will accept studies on Roman and canon law, common law, customary law, and Jewish and Islamic law.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to either the series editor, Professor John Hudson, or the Publisher at Brill, Dr Kate Hammond.

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John Hudson, Professor of Legal History at the University of St Andrews. His research focuses on ninth to thirteenth-century England and France, in particular the fields of law, lordship, and literature. His books include: Land, Law, and Lordship in Anglo-Norman England (Oxford, 1994), editor (with George Garnett), Law and Government in Medieval England and Normandy (Cambridge, 1994), The Formation of the English Common Law, (London, 1996), The Oxford History of the Law of England Volume II, 871-1216 (Oxford, 2012), and editor (with Ana Rodriguez) Diverging Paths? The Shapes of Power and Insitutions in Medieval Christendom and Islam (Leiden, 2014).
Edited by:
John Hudson (St Andrews)

Editorial Board:
Paul Brand (All Souls College, Oxford)
Emanuele Conte (Università Roma Tre / EHESS, Paris)
Maribel Fierro (ILC-CCHS, CSIC)
Dirk Heirbaut (University of Ghent)
Richard Helmholz (University of Chicago)
Caroline Humfress (St Andrews)
Magnus Ryan (Peterhouse, Cambridge)
Robin Chapman Stacey (University of Washington)
Danica Summerlin (The University of Sheffield)
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