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Author Bowman, Jeffrey A. (Jeffrey Alan), 1966-

Title Shifting landmarks : property, proof, and dispute in Catalonia around the year 1000 / Jeffrey A. Bowman
Published Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2004


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Description xv, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Series Conjunctions of religion & power in the medieval past / edited by Barbara H. Rosenwein
Conjunctions of religion & power in the medieval past.
Contents Pt. I. Courts and Codes -- 1. Sicut lex edocet: Remembering and Forgetting the Written Law -- 2. Do Neo-Romans Curse? Land, Law, and Ritual -- 3. Diligite iustitiam qui iudicatis terram: Judges in Court and Society -- 4. Courts and the Administration of justice -- Pt. II. Proofs and Strategies -- 5. Cold Cauldrons and the smoldering Hand: The Judicial Ordeal -- 6. Fighting with Written Records -- 7. Community, Memory, and Proof: The Place of Witness Testimony -- Pt. III. Endings and Contexts -- 8. Winning, Losing, and Resisting: How Disputes Ended -- 9. Justice and Violence in Medieval Europe
Summary "In a major contribution to the debate among medievalists about the nature of social and political change in Europe around the turn of the millennium, Jeffrey A. Bowman explores how people contended over property during the tenth and eleventh centuries in the province of Narbonne. He examines the system of courts and judges that weighed property disputes and shoes how disputants and judges gradually adapted, modified, and reshaped legal traditions."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-274) and index
Subject Law, Medieval -- Methodology.
Property -- Spain -- Catalonia -- History -- To 1500.
Author American Council of Learned Societies.
LC no. 2003013426
ISBN 0801439906 cloth alkaline paper
Other Titles Property, proof, and dispute in Catalonia around the year 1000
OTHER TI ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)