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Legal Encounters On The Medieval Globe, Elizabeth Lambourn Apr 2017

Legal Encounters On The Medieval Globe, Elizabeth Lambourn

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Law has been a primary locus and vehicle of contact across human history—as a system of ideas embodied in people and enacted on bodies; and also as a material, textual, and sensory "thing." The seven essays gathered here analyze a variety of legal encounters on the medieval globe, ranging from South Asia to South and Central America, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Contributors uncover the people behind and within legal systems and explore various material expressions of law that reveal the complexity and intensity of cross-cultural contact in this pivotal era. Topics include comparative jurisprudence, sumptuary law, varieties ...


Tmg 1 (2014): Pandemic Disease In The Medieval World: Rethinking The Black Death, Ed. Monica Green, Monica H. Green, Carol Symes, Anna Colet, Josep Xavier Muntané I Santiveri, Jordi Ruíz, Oriol Saula, M. Eulàlia Subirà De Galdàcano, Clara Jáuregui, Sharon N. Dewitte, Stuart Borsch, Ann G. Carmichael, Nükhet Varlık, Fabian Crespo, Matt B. Lawrenz, Michelle Ziegler, Robert Hymes, Kathleen Walker-Meikle, Wolfgang P. Müller Jan 2014

Tmg 1 (2014): Pandemic Disease In The Medieval World: Rethinking The Black Death, Ed. Monica Green, Monica H. Green, Carol Symes, Anna Colet, Josep Xavier Muntané I Santiveri, Jordi Ruíz, Oriol Saula, M. Eulàlia Subirà De Galdàcano, Clara Jáuregui, Sharon N. Dewitte, Stuart Borsch, Ann G. Carmichael, Nükhet Varlık, Fabian Crespo, Matt B. Lawrenz, Michelle Ziegler, Robert Hymes, Kathleen Walker-Meikle, Wolfgang P. Müller

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The plague organism (Yersinia pestis) killed an estimated 40% to 60% of all people when it spread rapidly through the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe in the fourteenth century: an event known as the Black Death. Previous research has shown, especially for Western Europe, how population losses then led to structural economic, political, and social changes. But why and how did the pandemic happen in the first place? When and where did it begin? How was it sustained? What was its full geographic extent? And when did it really end?

Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World is the first ...