"This study explores the language of canon law, the legal order of the Roman Catholic Church. It seeks to bring the language of canon law into the law and language debate and in doing so better understand how the Roman Catholic Church communicates as a legal institution. It ex-amines the function of canon law language in ecclesiastical communications. It studies the character of canonical language, the grammar and terminology of canon law, and how it makes use of linguistic tricks and techniques to create its typical sound. It discusses the com-prehension difficulties that arise out of ambiguities in the law, out of transfer problems be-tween legal and common language, and out of canon law's confusing mix of legal, doctrinal, and moral norms. It reviews the potential consequences of a plain language agenda in the church. This includes an evaluation of whether dead Latin is the appropriate language for a global and cross-cultural legal order such as canon law, and a discussion of how to improve multi-language communication. It takes a closer look at ecclesiastical interpretation theory. It examines forensic language, the language of ecclesiastical tribunals, in its problematic shifting between orality and textuality"-- Provided by publisher.
Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of map; Prefatory note; Acknowledgments; Note on names, dates, and currency; List of abbreviations; Introduction; The history of credit; Legal history, social history, and canon law; 1 Church courts and credit; Ecclesiastical jurisdiction; Contracts; Canonical procedure; The meaning of excommunication for debt; 2 The supply of ecclesiastical justice; Late medieval landed incomes; Prelates' incomes: reform and revenue; The archbishopric of Rouen.
The supply of ecclesiastical justice withersAppendix: income from the Register of Excommunicates in the Archdiocese of Rouen by week ... ; 3 Case studies: demand for ecclesiastical justice; The sub-decanal officiality of Chartres, 1380-1436; The archidiaconal officiality of Paris, 1426-1439; The abbatial officiality of Montivilliers, 1433-1463 and 1499-1530; Excommunications at Montivilliers, 1433-1463; Excommunications at Montivilliers, 1499-1530; Elsewhere; 4 A crisis of credit? The Reformation and the early modern world; The sixteenth-century growth of litigiousness.
Law and the Reformation: territory, property, contractCommercium and mercatio/Commerce and marchandise; Conclusion: from Church to market; Select bibliography; I. Archival sources; II. Printed sources; III. Selected historical literature; Index.
A re-evaluation of late medieval church courts' role in the enforcement of minor credit through the widespread, frequent excommunication of debtors.
Book — xl, 211 pages : maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
"The issue of land and its law of inheritance is not only a crucial concern in the Hebrew Bible but also in our society today. The book analyses this issue by a careful examination of biblical assessment of inheritance and ancient west Asian inheritance law along with inheritance rights of ancient Israel and Israelite women against the backdrop of Biblical scholarship. The author also attempts to link the concerned subject with the contemporary issues pertaining to women’s inheritance right." --Provided by publisher