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Jeffrey A. Bowman - Shifting Landmarks: Property, Proof, and Dispute in Catalonia around the Year 1000 - 9780801439902 - V9780801439902
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Shifting Landmarks: Property, Proof, and Dispute in Catalonia around the Year 1000

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Description for Shifting Landmarks: Property, Proof, and Dispute in Catalonia around the Year 1000 Hardback. Series: Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past. Num Pages: 304 pages, 4. BIC Classification: 1DSE; 1DSP; 3H; HBJD; HBLC; LNS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 235 x 156 x 25. Weight in Grams: 635.

In a major contribution to the debate among medievalists about the nature of social and political change in Europe around the turn of the millennium, Jeffrey A. Bowman explores how people contended over property during the tenth and eleventh centuries in the province of Narbonne. He examines the system of courts and judges that weighed property disputes and shows how disputants and judges gradually adapted, modified, and reshaped legal traditions.

The region (which comprised Catalonia and parts of Mediterranean France) possessed a distinctive legal culture, characterized by the prominent role of professional judges, a high level of procedural sophistication, ... Read more

In Shifting Landmarks, property disputes serve as a bridge between the author's inquiry into learned ideas about justice, land, and the law and his close examination of the rough-and-tumble practice of daily life. Throughout, Bowman finds intimate connections among ink and parchment, sweat and earth.

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2004
Publisher
Cornell University Press United States
Number of pages
304
Condition
New
Series
Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past
Number of Pages
304
Place of Publication
Ithaca, United States
ISBN
9780801439902
SKU
V9780801439902
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About Jeffrey A. Bowman
Jeffrey A. Bowman is John B. McCoy-Bank One Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at Kenyon College.

Reviews for Shifting Landmarks: Property, Proof, and Dispute in Catalonia around the Year 1000
Bowman is very good at breaking down the distinctions between oral and documentary forms of evidence and between supposedly private and public elements in the administration of justice.
Roger Collins
History
Bowman's chapters dedicated to the careers of Catalan judges and the day-to-day practice of law and adjudication will prove extremely interesting for both legal and institutional ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Shifting Landmarks: Property, Proof, and Dispute in Catalonia around the Year 1000


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