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Justice and Mercy: Moral Theology and the Exercise of Law in Twelfth-Century England

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by Philippa Byrne

    • Author

      Philippa Byrne

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Manchester University Press

    • Published

      June 2021

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      Justice and Mercy: Moral Theology and the Exercise of Law in Twelfth-Century England

      Today's Price £19.95



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      This book examines one of the most fundamental issues in twelfth-century English politics: justice. It demonstrates that during the foundational period for the common law, the question of judgement and judicial ethics was a topic of heated debate - a common problem with multiple different answers. How to be a judge, and how to judge well, was a concern shared by humble and high, keeping both kings and parish priests awake at night. Using theological texts, sermons, legal treatises and letter collections, the book explores how moralists attempted to provide guidance for uncertain judges. It argues that mercy was always the most difficult challenge for a judge, fitting uncomfortably within the law and of disputed value. Shining a new light on English legal history, Justice and mercy reveals the moral dilemmas created by the establishment of the common law.

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      • Author

        Philippa Byrne

      • Book Format

        Paperback

      • Publisher

        Manchester University Press

      • Published

        June 2021

      • Weight

        355g

      • Dimensions

        140 x 216 x 17 mm

      • ISBN

        9781526155900

      • ISBN-10

        1526155907

      • Eden Code

        5514301

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      • Author/Creator: Philippa Byrne

      • ISBN: 9781526155900

      • Publisher: Manchester University Press

      • Release Date: June 2021

      • Weight: 355g

      • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 17 mm

      • Eden Code: 5514301


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