Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe
Ruth Mazo Karras, Joel Kaye, and E. Ann Matter, Editors
328 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 2008 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4080-1 | $59.95 | £39.00
A volume in the Middle Ages Series
In the popular imagination, the Middle Ages are often associated with lawlessness. However, historians have long recognized that medieval culture was characterized by an enormous respect for law and legal procedure. This book makes the case that one cannot understand the era’s cultural trends without considering the profound development of law.
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