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EIRENARCHA: OR, OF THE OFFICE OF THE JUSTICES OF PEACE IN TWO BOOKS, GATHERED 1579 AND NOW REVISED AND FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE 24. YEARE OF THE PEACEABLE REIGNE OF...

Lambard, William


Item #: 3883

Pages: viii,511p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2003.

Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, UNITED KINGDOM

First published in 1581, this treatise is esteemed for itscomprehensive and systematic account of the organization oflocal government under the justices of the peace at the endof the sixteenth century. It was the standard authority forseveral decades and often reprinted. Like many books of itskind, Eirenarcha offers a unique perspective on the societythat produced it. This is evident in the descriptions ofdetailed indictments for such offenses as killing a manthrough witchcraft, raping a child or maid (the age ofdistinction was ten), hearing a Catholic Mass, practicingusury and operating a bowling alley. Lambard, a barristerand legal historian, was the keeper of records at the RollsChapel and the Tower of London.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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