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The Opposite of Custom

Fashion, Sumptuary Law, and Consuetudo in Fifteenth-Century Northern Italy

M. Christina Bruno

of the most complete such arguments comes from Antonio Roselli, a doctor of civil and canon law and a contemporary of the petitioners. Roselli was active in northern Italy and in the papal court, eventually settling into a long and lucrative teaching

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Women and Family Law in Byzantium

Some Notes

Niki Megalommati

Joannes Zonaras comprised the foundations of canon law. 25 Ecumenical councils were convened by the emperor himself, who was present as overseer and presider; he also approved and validated the acts of the councils. As early as the fifth century, Emperor

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Scandal of the Church, Prison of the Soul

The Problem of Bad Custom in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Canon Law and Practice

Anthony Perron

precisely made bad custom so wicked. In his otherwise systematic treatment of custom in canon law, for instance, Jean Gaudemet barely mentions the subject, citing Innocent III and Gregory IX's dismissal of usages that failed to meet juristic demands as mere

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Bad Customs, Civic Ordinances, and “Customary Time” in Medieval and Early Modern English Urban Law

Esther Liberman Cuenca

from the Crown and writing down customs in codices, did not compose treatises or philosophize about the nature of customary law in the same way jurists did about canon law or English common law. 3 Mary Bateson, who was and remains the authority on

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Gender and Empire

The Imprisonment of Women in Eighteenth-Century Siberia

Gwyn Bourlakov

Criminal Articles are not more specific about the imprisonment of the clergy is that they had immunity from civil law. Traditionally church personnel fell under the jurisdiction of canon law dating back to the reign of Prince Vladimir from 988 to 1015 and

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Eternity and Print

How Medieval Ideas of Time Influenced the Development of Mechanical Reproduction of Texts and Images

Bennett Gilbert

nature or degree of divine immanence. 44 In the rhetoric of canon law—as developed late in the Middle Ages—a relic was both res sacra (a thing consecrated by a pontifex ) and res spiritualis (a spiritual annexum to ordinary things). 45 The real

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God's Voice in a Secular Society

A Christian Perspective

Trevor Wedman

content of the norms within the legal system is not only similar to, but actually an extension or application of moral theology, with the legal norms of the Western societies developing out of the Roman law which co-existed harmoniously with Canon law for

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Representing Sanctuary

On Flatness and Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre

Vinh Nguyen

is a particular response to the problem of protection, a particular way of providing refuge to those facing prosecution for seeking refuge. Rooted in Canon Law and Christian traditions of providing asylum for fugitives and criminals, and invoked in

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Inaudito exemplo

The Abduction of Romsey’s Abbess

Linda D. Brown

notion of raptus . For example, three late twelfth- and early thirteenth-century annals and chronicles from the Low Countries emphasize the wickedness of the plot within the context of canon law: “ abbatisam raptam de monasterio ,” “ de monasterio ubi

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The Corpus Christi Devotion

Gender, Liturgy, and Authority among Dominican Nuns in Castile in the Middle Ages

Mercedes Pérez Vidal

limitations imposed on them, that even were in contradiction with the aforementioned need to see the host and reveal the altar. 13 Indeed, from the ninth century onwards, councils and collections of canon law tried to limit and withdraw women from the lay