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Legal Performances in Late Medieval France

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This chapter examines how the image of law was taken up by 'popular culture' in medieval France. The process and imagery of formal law can provide a striking means to display or work out forms of right and wrong in non-legal settings, much as non-legal considerations of drama and story-telling now obtrude on the rituals of modern law courts. In medieval France, though, there seems to be a progression. The chapter examines a transitional phase in French legal history (c.1100-c.1500) through th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, History
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Host title:
Legalism: Anthropology and History
Publication date:
2013-01-24
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uuid:1c927904-5f4a-47fd-a530-2e455e6c828d
Source identifiers:
203821
Local pid:
pubs:203821
ISBN:
9780199664269

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