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Justice & Mercy: Moral theology & the exercise of law in 12th century England

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Justice & Mercy: Moral theology & the exercise of law in 12th century England

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SKU: 9781526155900 Category: Product ID: 197770

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Title: Justice & Mercy: Moral theology & the exercise of law in 12th century England
Author: BYRNE PHILIPPA
Illustrator: 3 CHARTS
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 01/06/2021
Imprint: MANCHESTER UNI PRESS
Price: $46.00
Publishing status: Active

This book examines one of the most fundamental issues in twelfth-century English politics: justice. It demonstrates that during the foundational period for the common law, the question of judgement and judicial ethics was a topic of heated debate – a common problem with multiple different answers. How to be a judge, and how to judge well, was a concern shared by humble and high, keeping both kings and parish priests awake at night. Using theological texts, sermons, legal treatises and letter collections, the book explores how moralists attempted to provide guidance for uncertain judges. It argues that mercy was always the most difficult challenge for a judge, fitting uncomfortably within the law and of disputed value. Shining a new light on English legal history, Justice and mercy reveals the moral dilemmas created by the establishment of the common law. — .

ISBN: 9781526155900
Dimension: 216mm X 138mm

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Dimensions 216 × 138 mm