Royal Regulation of Loans and Sales in Medieval England: Monkish Superstition and Civil Tyranny (Hardback)Gwen Seabourne (author)
Hardback 228 Pages / Published: 23/10/2003
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This book looks at laws prohibiting usury, forestalling and regrating and regulating prices in England during the reigns of the first three Edwards and Richard II (1272-1399). The laws had the potential to affect a vast number of people and their everyday sales and loans, and represent an important aspect of the advancing role of law in the later middle ages; the author takes issue with established opinion, which seems as them as the product of `monkish superstition and civil tyranny' (in Blackstone's famous phrase), arguing that they are an evolving area of activity, characterised by experiment, compromise and interaction with other rule-making and rule-enforcing bodies. Dr GWEN SEABOURNE lectures in the School of Law, University of Bristol
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
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