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Author Verscuren, An, author

Title The Great Council of Malines in the 18th century : an aging court in a changing world? / An Verscuren
Published Cham : Springer, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 348 pages) : color illustrations
Series Studies in the History of Law and Justice, 2198-9842 ; volume 3
Studies in the history of law and justice ; volume 3. 2198-9842
Contents Preface; Contents; List of Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1; Introduction; 1.1 A Short History of the Great Council of Malines; 1.2 State of the Art: A Short Historiographical Overview; 1.3 Defining the Problem; References; The Face of Justice: A Career Analysis of the Eighteenth Century Members of the Great Council; Chapter 2; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Right Man for the Job: The Appointment Procedure; 2.2.1 The Process; The Droit de Terne; The Advising Council's Opinion; The Patent Letters and the Oath; 2.2.2 The Selection Criteria Family Matters2.2.2.2 Personal Merits: Experience and Seniority; Geographical Distribution; Financial Means; The Sovereign's Whim; 2.2.3 The 'Result' of the Nomination Procedure: The Best and the Brightest?; 2.2.4 Recruiting l'oeil et le bras du Roi: The Appointment of the Fiscals; 2.3 The Councilors' Profile; 2.3.1 Social Background; 2.3.2 Geographical Origin; 2.3.3 Education and Previous Career; 2.3.4 Further Career; Conclusion; References; Archival Sources; Brussels, General State Archives; Published and Printed Sources; Literature Money Matters: Financial Sacrifices and Rewards3.3 Strategy of Confrontation? The Great Council's Struggle to Hold its Ground; 3.3.1 "Un corps si fort audessus d'eux": Conflicts with the Magistrate of Malines; 3.3.2 The State Versus the Church: Conflicts with Ecclesiastical Authorities; 3.3.3 Checks and Balances: Conflicts with the Provincial Councils; The 'Subordinate' Councils; The Sovereign Councils of Brabant and Hainaut; Other Tribunals; 3.3.4 Status Anxiety?: Relations with the Privy Council; Conclusion; References; Archival Sources
Brussels, General State ArchivesMalines, Archives of the Archdiocese; Malines, City Archives; Published and Printed Sources; Literature; Chapter 4; Administering Justice: Volume and Nature of Litigation; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The Volume of Litigation; 4.2.1 Civil Litigation: Corpus and Research Results; Extended Sentences (Fig. 4.1); Dicta (Fig. 4.3); Distribution Records (Fig. 4.5); 4.2.2 Criminal Litigation: Corpus and Research Results; Criminal Case Files; 4.3 Types of Civil Litigation; 4.4 The Nature of Litigation; 4.4.1 Sources
The Framework: Internal Organization and External Power RelationsChapter 3; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Internal Organization; 3.2.1 The Great Council's Jurisdiction; Jurisdiction as First Instance Tribunal; Jurisdiction in Appeal; Other Legal Remedies; The Great Council as an Administrative Body; 3.2.2 Procedure; First Instance Procedure; Procedure in Appeal; Revision (or proposition d'erreur); 3.2.3 The Great Council's Inner Workings; Division into Chambers; Keeping up Appearances? The Relations Between the Court's Personnel
Summary This work studies the Great Council of Malines as an institution. It analyzes the Council's internal organization and staff policy, its position within the broader society of the Austrian Netherlands, the volume and nature of litigation at the Council and its final years and ultimate demise in the late 18th and early 19th century. By means of this institutional study, this volume provides insight into the role played by the Great Council in the process of state-building in the 18th century Austrian Netherlands. While superior courts were once considered to be the prime agencies of change in t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 5, 2014)
Subject Courts -- Belgium -- History -- 18th century.
Courts -- Netherlands -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3319096370
3319096389 (electronic bk.)
9783319096384 (electronic bk.)