Smail, Daniel Lord.
- Publication date:
- Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2003.
- xii, 277 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-269) and index.
- Using the courts
- Structures of hatred
- The pursuit of debt
- Body and bona
- The public archive.
Even as the new legal system served the interest of royal or communal authority, it also provided the consumers of justice with a way to broadcast their hatreds and social sanctions to a wider audience and negotiate their own community standing in the process. The emotions that had driven bloodfeuds and other forms of customary vengeance thus never went away and instead were fully incorporated into the new procedures."-- Book jacket.
Conjunctions of religion & power in the medieval past.