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Title Law, society, and authority in late antiquity / edited by Ralph W. Mathisen
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
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Contents Lawyers and historians in Late Antiquity / Geoffrey Greatrex -- Lex and iussio: the Feriale Campanum and Christianity in the Theodosian age / Dennis E. Trout -- Imperial honorifics and senatorial status in Late Roman legal documents / Ralph W. Mathisen -- Why not marry a Jew? Jewish-Christian marital frontiers in Late Antiquity / Hagith S. Sivan -- Virgins and widows, show-girls and whores: Late Roman legislation on women and Christianity / Judith Evans Grubbs -- Canonists construct the nun?: church law and women's monastic practice in Merovingian France / Catherine F. Peyroux -- The farmer, the landlord, and the law in the fifth century / Boudewijn Sirks -- Salic law and barbarian diet / Kathy Pearson
Summary The sixteen papers in this volume investigate the links between law and society during Late Antiquity (260-640 CE). On the one hand, they consider how social changes such as the barbarian settlement and the rise of the Christian church resulted in the creation of new sources of legal authority, such as local and 'vulgar' law, barbarian law codes, and canon law. On the other, they investigate the interrelationship between legal innovations and social change, for the very process of creating new law and new authority either resulted from or caused changes in the society in which it occurred. The studies in this volume discuss interactions between legal theory and practice, the Greek east and the Roman west, secular and ecclesiastical, Roman and barbarian, male and female, and Christian and non-Christian (including pagans, Jews, and Zoroastrians)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-307) and index
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Subject Law -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Law -- Middle East -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Roman law -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Byzantium -- History -- To 527 -- Congresses.
Europe -- History -- 392-814 -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Mathisen, Ralph W., 1947-
ISBN 1280446463
1423786114 (electronic bk.)
9781280446467
9781423786115 (electronic bk.)
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