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Roman Canon Law in Reformation England (Cambridge Studies in English Legal History)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521381918
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 1990
  • Pages: 236 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.67 x 8.50 x 5.43 inches


In this book one of the world's foremost legal historians draws upon the evidence of the canon law, court records and the English common-law system to demonstrate the extent to which, contrary to received wisdom, Roman canon law survived in England after the upheavals of the Protestant Reformation. Clearly and elegantly written, this study is both a companion to and development of Maitland's celebrated Roman Canon Law in Medieval England. It will be of great interest not only to legal and ecclesiastical specialists but to any reader seeking a wider understanding of the constitutional and intellectual context in which the English Reformation developed.

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