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The Oxford History of the Laws of England: The Canon Law and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction from 597 to the 1640s

R. H. Helmholz


This volume traces the reception and subsequent history of the canon law in England between 597 and 1649. It covers, amongst other topics, the Anglo-Saxon laws, both secular and spiritual; the establishment of consistory courts; and the fate of the canon law during and after the English reformation. Secondly, this volume addresses the subjects under ecclesiastical jurisdiction: civil procedure and the law of proof; monetary obligations and economic regulation; testamentary law and probate jurisdiction; tithes and spiritual dues; churches and the clergy; marriage and divorce; defamation; and cr ... More

Keywords: Anglo-Saxon laws, consistory courts, English reformation, civil procedure, monetary obligations, economic regulation, testamentary law, probate jurisdiction, tithes, spiritual dues, marriage, divorce, defamation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198258971
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258971.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. H. Helmholz, author
Professor, University of Chicago Law School