La interpretación de disputas y resoluciones: El caso Inglés, c. 1066-1135

Translated title of the contribution: Interpretation of disputes and resolutions: The English case, c. 1066-1135

John Hudson*

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This article examines the role of law and legal ideas within disputes in Anglo-Norman England. It provides a critique of two influential models of disputing, one of which emphasises the use of ordeal, the other the influence of «political» factors, such as power and friendship. It argues that the processing of some disputes may fit one or other of these models, but a large proportion and a wide variety of cases display a considerably grater influence for legal norms and ideas. It concludes by comparing such norms and ideas with certain pictures of modern law put forward by some recent writings on jurisprudence.

Translated title of the contributionInterpretation of disputes and resolutions: The English case, c. 1066-1135
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)885-916
Number of pages32
JournalHispania - Revista Espanola de Historia
Issue number197
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Anglo-norman england
  • Courts
  • Disputes
  • Judgment
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law
  • Ordeal
  • Pleading
  • Politics
  • Violence


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