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By Ralph V. Turner

This ebook offers a examine of the evolution of a pro judiciary in medieval England during the careers of forty-nine royal justices from the decade of Henry II until eventually 1239. these years have been the most important for the expansion of the typical legislation, generating the 2 criminal treatises Glanvill and Bracton. The interval additionally represents a serious section within the progress of a pro civil carrier for England. Professor Turner's examine plots the shifts from unspecialized multipurpose royal servants to corps of experts, targeting one sphere. through the use of the tactic often called prosopography, the writer succeeds in bringing imprecise outlines of the early royal justices into sharper concentration. even though they performed a huge position within the shaping of English universal legislation, little biographical fabric has been on hand. This examine, by way of the judges jointly, succeeds in overcoming the shortage of resources on participants and offers a composite photograph.

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