Session1233
TitleCanon Law, III: Law in Learning and Practice in the Later Middle Ages
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorIuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC)
 
OrganiserKathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
 
Moderator/ChairKathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
 
Paper 1233-a Jurisprudence for Everyone: On Reading Gratian
(Language: English)
Joseph Goering, Department of History, University of Toronto
Paper 1233-b Women and the Law in 14th-Century York
(Language: English)
Frederik Pedersen, School of History, Divinity & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Index Terms: Canon Law; Law; Social History; Women's Studies
Paper 1233-c Medieval Legal Manuscripts of Atri Cathedral Chapter Archives: 15th-Century Law in Bologna
(Language: English)
Andrea Bartocci, Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi di Teramo
Index Terms: Canon Law; Education; Law; Manuscripts and Palaeography
 
AbstractWhilst law in the later Middle Ages had become a profession that involved the systematic study of a curriculum prescribed by a university law faculty, it was not solely the province of academically-trained lawyers either in the courts of western Europe or at the curia in Rome. As canon law touched the life of every inhabitant of Western Europe - most especially in terms of marriage - men and women interacted with church courts in range of pro-active and knowledgeable ways. The papers in this session offer important comparisons between the work of learned lawyers and how other litigants and defendants presented their cases at ecclesiastical courts and how their agency can be read in the surviving records.