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The Resource From England to France : felony and exile in the High Middle Ages, William Chester Jordan

From England to France : felony and exile in the High Middle Ages, William Chester Jordan

Label
From England to France : felony and exile in the High Middle Ages
Title
From England to France
Title remainder
felony and exile in the High Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
William Chester Jordan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the height of the Middle Ages, a peculiar system of perpetual exile--or abjuration--flourished in Western Europe. It was a judicial form of exile, not political or religious, and it was meted out to felons for crimes deserving of severe corporal punishment or death. From England to France explores the lives of these men and women who were condemned to abjure the English realm, and draws on their unique experiences to shed light on a medieval legal tradition until now very poorly understood. William Chester Jordan weaves a breathtaking historical tapestry, examining the judicial and administrative processes that led to the abjuration of more than seventy-five thousand English subjects, and recounting the astonishing journeys of the exiles themselves. Some were innocents caught up in tragic circumstances, but many were hardened criminals. Almost every English exile departed from the port of Dover, many bound for the same French village, a place called Wissant. Jordan vividly describes what happened when the felons got there, and tells the stories of the few who managed to return to England, either illegally or through pardons. From England to France provides new insights into a fundamental pillar of medieval English law and shows how it collapsed amid the bloodshed of the Hundred Years' War"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jordan, William C.
Index
index present
LC call number
KD7885.E95
LC item number
J67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Exile (Punishment)
  • Exiles
  • HISTORY / Medieval
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • HISTORY / Europe / France
  • LAW / Criminal Law / General
  • Exile (Punishment)
  • Exiles
  • Exil
  • Verbrechen
  • England
  • France
  • England
  • Frankreich
Label
From England to France : felony and exile in the High Middle Ages, William Chester Jordan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abjuring the Realm -- The Abjurers, Their Crimes, and Their Property -- The Journey Begins -- Life among Strangers -- Returning Home -- Epilogue : Atrophy and Displacement
Control code
894625399
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 223 pages
Isbn
9780691164953
Lccn
2014032998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625399
Label
From England to France : felony and exile in the High Middle Ages, William Chester Jordan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abjuring the Realm -- The Abjurers, Their Crimes, and Their Property -- The Journey Begins -- Life among Strangers -- Returning Home -- Epilogue : Atrophy and Displacement
Control code
894625399
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 223 pages
Isbn
9780691164953
Lccn
2014032998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625399

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