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Native Law and the Church in Medieval Wales

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Native Law and the Church in Medieval Wales by Huw Pryce
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This is the first full scholarly study of the relationship between native secular law and the church in medieval Wales. The interaction was close, despite Archbishop Pecham's condemnation of native law as the work of the devil. Huw Pryce assesses the influence of the church on Welsh law, examining the participation of churchmen in the composition of lawbooks and the administration of legal processes and analysing ecclesiastical criticism of native customs, notably those concerning marriage. He considers the extent to which Welsh law defended the authority and possessions of the church, focusing in particular on the status of clerics and on rights of sanctuary and lordship. The book throws revealing new light on both the law and the church in Wales in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. As a study of the impact of ecclesiastical reform on a society perceived by some contemporaries as barbarian and immoral this scholarly and lucid account makes an important contribution to medieval history.
Release date NZ
February 11th, 1993
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 maps
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
306
Dimensions
146x223x24
ISBN-13
9780198203629
Product ID
2245719

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