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ENGLISH PENITENTIAL DISCIPLINE AND ANGLO-SAXON LAW IN THEIR JOINT INFLUENCE

Oakley, Thomas Pollack


Item #: 4077

Pages: 226p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2003.

Subjects: RELIGION/THEOLOGY & THE LAW, UNITED KINGDOM

Penitentials are manuals for confessors that outlinepenances and their fines. They originated in the Celticchurch and their use spread throughout the British Islesduring the early middle ages. Though restricted to churchdiscipline, they often influenced secular law. Beginningwith a history and discussion of the penitentials, Oakleyexamines the legal traditions that influenced theirdevelopment and their reciprocal influence on thedevelopment of the common law.Originally published as Volume CVII, Number 2 in Columbia'sseries, Studies in History, Economics and Public Law.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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