The Moral World of the Law
Edited by Peter Coss
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Moral World of the Law by Peter Coss
Book DescriptionThe dominant and deceptively simple theme of this book is the relationship between the moral environment of the courtroom and that of the society in which the court is situated. Like other Past and Present conference proceedings, the volume ranges widely across time and space, from ancient Greece to twentieth-century Africa. As a consequence, it encompasses not only the highly professional legal systems of the Roman, later medieval and modern worlds, but also the relatively unprofessionalized courts of classical Athens and of the early Middle Ages and the alien, imposed legal systems of colonial Rhodesia and Kenya. The Moral World of the Law is based upon papers delivered at the conference of that name, sponsored by the journal Past and Present and held at the University of Birmingham in 1996.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521640596
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Coss
Foundations of Gentry Life, Hardback (March 2010)
Peter Coss brings to life the day-to-day domestic life of the medieval gentry, from their obsession with display, to social codes of conduct and the treatment of guests. Drawing on the rich and rarely studied archive of the Multon family of Frampton, Coss provides an essential contribution to the study of 'gentry culture'.
Moral World of the Law, Paperback (August 2007)
Essays on relationship between the moral environment of the courtroom and that of the surrounding society.
Origins of the English Gentry, Paperback (October 2005)
A sustained attempt to explore the 13th-14th century origins of the English gentry.
Lordship, Knighthood and Locality, Paperback (June 2004)» View all books by Peter Coss
A study of the evolution of the knightly class in Coventry and Warwickshire.
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