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The Cambridge History of Medieval Canon Law

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John C. Wei, Anders Winroth, Caroline Humfress, Abigail Firey, Greta Austin, Christof Rolker, Wolfgang P. Mueller, Martin Bertram, Andreas Meyer, Péter Erdő, Norman Tanner, Gisela Drossbach, Gero Dolezalek, Anthony Perron, Susan L'Engle, Charles de Miramon, Elizabeth Makowski, M. Izbicki, Rob Meens, Thomas Wetzstein, Sara McDougall, Franck Roumy, Lotte Kéry, Edward Peters, Frederick Russell, Ryan Greenwood, Peter G. Clarke, Peter Landau, Thomas Izbicki
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  • Date Published: January 2022
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  • Canon law touched nearly every aspect of medieval society, including many issues we now think of as purely secular. It regulated marriages, oaths, usury, sorcery, heresy, university life, penance, just war, court procedure, and Christian relations with religious minorities. Canon law also regulated the clergy and the Church, one of the most important institutions in the Middle Ages. This Cambridge History offers a comprehensive survey of canon law, both chronologically and thematically. Written by an international team of scholars, it explores, in non-technical language, how it operated in the daily life of people and in the great political events of the time. The volume demonstrates that medieval canon law holds a unique position in the legal history of Europe. Indeed, the influence of medieval canon law, which was at the forefront of introducing and defining concepts such as 'equity,' 'rationality,' 'office,' and 'positive law,' has been enormous, long-lasting, and remarkably diverse.

    • Introduces and explains medieval canon law using as little technical language as possible
    • Provides a comprehensive survey of medieval canon law, both chronologically and thematically
    • Includes essays by both established young and senior scholars
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    • Date Published: January 2022
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781009064279
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Medieval canon law: introduction John C. Wei and Anders Winroth
    Part I. The History of Medieval Canon Law:
    2. The early church Caroline Humfress
    3. Early medieval canon law Abigail Firey
    4. Canon law in the long tenth century, 900–1050 Greta Austin
    5. The age of reforms: canon law in the century before Gratian Christof Rolker
    6. The reinvention of canon law in the high middle ages Wolfgang P. Mueller
    7. Canon law in a time of renewal, 1130–1234 Anders Winroth
    8. The late middle ages: introduction
    four remarks regarding the present state of research Martin Bertram
    9. The late middle ages: sources Andreas Meyer
    10. The canon law of the Eastern churches Péter Erdő
    Part II. The Sources and Dissemination of Medieval Canon Law:
    11. Theology and the theological sources of canon law John C. Wei
    12. Church councils Norman Tanner
    13. Decretals and lawmaking Gisela Drossbach
    14. Roman law Gero Dolezalek
    15. Law schools and legal education Anders Winroth
    16. Local knowledge of canon law, c. 1150–1250 Anthony Perron
    17. Medieval canon law manuscripts and early printed books Susan L'Engle
    Part III. Doctrine and Society:
    18. Procedures and courts Wolfgang P. Mueller
    19. Ecclesiastical property, tithes, spiritualia Charles de Miramon
    20. The law of benefices Andreas Meyer
    21. Religious life Elizabeth Makowski
    22. The sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and the Eucharist Thomas M. Izbicki
    23. Confession, penance, and extreme unction Rob Meens
    24. Saints and relics Thomas Wetzstein
    25. Marriage: law and practice Sara McDougall
    26. Family law Franck Roumy
    27. Criminal law Lotte Kéry
    28. Ecclesiastical discipline: heresy, magic, and superstition Edward Peters
    29. Wars and crusades Frederick Russell and Ryan Greenwood
    30. Excommunication and interdict Peter G. Clarke
    Conclusion
    31. The spirit of canon law Peter Landau
    32. Bibliography of primary sources Thomas Izbicki and Anders Winroth.

  • Editors

    Anders Winroth, Universitetet i Oslo
    Anders Winroth taught medieval history at Yale University from 1998–2020, and currently teaches at the University of Oslo. The author of The Making of Gratian's 'Decretum,' (Cambridge University Press, 2000) which revolutionized our understanding of medieval canon law, he was a named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2003. He serves as President of the Institute of Medieval Canon Law.

    John C. Wei
    John C. Wei holds a Ph.D. in medieval history from Yale University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is the author of Gratian the Theologian (2016) and the editor of the decretist Reverentia sacrorum canonum. He has authored many articles on medieval law and theology.

    Contributors

    John C. Wei, Anders Winroth, Caroline Humfress, Abigail Firey, Greta Austin, Christof Rolker, Wolfgang P. Mueller, Martin Bertram, Andreas Meyer, Péter Erdő, Norman Tanner, Gisela Drossbach, Gero Dolezalek, Anthony Perron, Susan L'Engle, Charles de Miramon, Elizabeth Makowski, M. Izbicki, Rob Meens, Thomas Wetzstein, Sara McDougall, Franck Roumy, Lotte Kéry, Edward Peters, Frederick Russell, Ryan Greenwood, Peter G. Clarke, Peter Landau, Thomas Izbicki

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