This series looks at the literature (Latin and vernacular, church and secular) of law, as well as legal practice and its context in Europe from Justinian in the 6th century down to the 1560s. It provides a forum for interdisciplinary scholarly work – original monographs, article collections, editions of primary sources, translations – in the fields of the history of law, historical anthropology, social/cultural history, material culture (sumptuary laws), political and economic history, church history, dispute theory and 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, English common law, Continental customary law, and Jewish and Islamic law. *For Brill's peer review process see
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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).
Paul Brand (All Souls College, Oxford), Emanuele Conte (Università Roma Tre / EHESS, Paris), Dirk Heirbaut (University of Ghent), Richard Helmholz (University of Chicago), Caroline Humfress (St Andrews), Magnus Ryan (Peterhouse, Cambridge), Robin Chapman Stacey (University of Washington)