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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Sarah Beth
dc.identifier.citationWhite , S B 2020 , ' Thomas Wolf c. Richard de Abingdon, 1293-1295 : a case study of legal argument ' , Journal of Ecclesiastical History , vol. 71 , no. 1 , pp. 40-58 .
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dc.descriptionThe project CLCLCL has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 740611)en
dc.description.abstractThis essay examines the legal arguments in Wolf c. Abingdon, a tithes dispute from 1293–5 between the rector and the vicar of Aldington, Kent. The case records contain explicit citations to written law, a surprising find in a seemingly minor case. The presence of explicit citations in particular suggests first that the litigants had access to legal assistance in the provincial court, and second that advocates and possibly judges were turning to written legal sources to resolve disputed points. This essay shows how the litigants' arguments were constructed and determines whether or not these arguments were effective in court.
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dc.subjectBR Christianityen
dc.titleThomas Wolf c. Richard de Abingdon, 1293-1295 : a case study of legal argumenten
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Historyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Institute of Legal and Constitutional Researchen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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