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Published on Friday, July 11, 2003 by Natalie Petiteau

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As an intellectual edifice and institutional form, law was practiced in courts and taught in law schools during the middle ages. But law was also discussed in marketplaces, carved on tympanums, and written into romances. Everyone--jurists and clerics,

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As an intellectual edifice and institutional form, law was practiced in courts and taught in law schools during the middle ages. But law was also discussed in marketplaces, carved on tympanums, and written into romances. Everyone--jurists and clerics, Jews and Christians, husbands and wives, nobles and peasants--had ideas about what law was and what it was supposed to do. These ideas of law and justice framed the ways in which people interacted and thought about this world and the worlds to come. As such, law was a discourse: indeed, one of the most pervasive discourses of the western middle ages. The Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University invites papers from medievalists interested in exploring the discourse of law and justice in medieval Europe, including ways in which it was appropriated, transformed, or represented in images, as well as in poems, treatises, drama, and other texts. The keynote speaker, Professor Stephen D. White of Emory University, will talk about law, honor, and treason in medieval French literature. Please send an abstract and cover letter with contact information to arrive by October 20, 2003.



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Places

  • New York (USA)
    New York, America

Date(s)

  • Monday, October 20, 2003

Contact(s)

  • Center for Medieval Studies
    courriel : medievals [at] fordham [dot] edu

Information source

  • H-France #
    courriel : cfdks [at] eiu [dot] edu

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« The Discourse of Law and Justice in Medieval Europe », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, July 11, 2003, https://calenda.org/188212

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