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Author O'Callaghan, Joseph F., author

Title Alfonso X, the Justinian of his age : law and justice in thirteenth-century Castile / Joseph F. O'Callaghan
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 374 pages)
Contents El rey sabio -- The lawgiver and the law -- Creating a dynasty -- The king and his people -- Defender of the faith -- Defense of the realm -- Litigants, judges, and lawyers -- The judicial process -- Marriage, family, and inheritance -- The law of persons -- The law of property -- Trade and commerce -- Crime and punishment -- The law of the non-Christian peoples -- The Justinian of his age
Summary "A examination of Alfonso X, who created a Libro de las leyes, the Siete Partidas, a code of law that has had an enduring impact on the development of law and institutions over the centuries not only in the Iberian Peninsula but also throughout the Spanish-speaking world"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 18, 2019)
Subject Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon, 1221-1284 -- Influence
Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon, 1221-1284.
Law -- Spain -- Castile -- History -- To 1500
Law, Medieval
HISTORY / Medieval
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
LAW / Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
Law, Medieval.
Spain -- Castile.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018041263
ISBN 150173590X electronic book
1501735918 electronic book
9781501735905 electronic book
9781501735912 electronic book