Session1028
TitleNew Directions in Charter Studies, I: Charters, Law, and Custom, (i)
Date/TimeWednesday 13 July 2011: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorBattle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies / Haskins Society for Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, Angevin & Viking History / Centre Michel de Boüard (CRAHAM - UMR 6273), Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
 
OrganiserJohn Hudson, Institute of Legal & Constitutional Research, University of St Andrews
 
Moderator/ChairPaul R. Hyams, Department of History, Cornell University
 
Paper 1028-a Consent to Grants of Land in Normandy
(Language: English)
Kate Hammond, Brill Publishers, Leiden
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Law
Paper 1028-b Consent to Grants of Land in Anjou
(Language: English)
Matthew McHaffie, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Law
Paper 1028-c Consent to Grants of Land in England
(Language: English)
John Hudson, Institute of Legal & Constitutional Research, University of St Andrews
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Law
 
AbstractThe comparative history of law has been more often proposed than undertaken. Following the suggestions of Paul Hyams in his 'Common Law and the French Connection' and the work of Stephen D. White in his Custom, Kinship, and Gifts to Saints, this session examines the practice of consent to gifts in three areas that would form the core of the Angevin Empire. Conclusions will also be drawn concerning the possibilities and difficulties of writing legal history from charters.