The Role of the Channel Islands in the Development and Application of Norman Law during the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Period

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Although attention has been paid to the impact of continental Norman law on the Channel Islands, the impact of the experience and practice of the islands themselves on Norman law, more generally, has not been taken into consideration. This is despite the fact that it is increasingly clear that, far from being isolated from developments in continental Normandy, at the social, economic and ecclesiastical level after 1204 the islands were directly involved in exchanges in many contexts. In this paper the role of the islands is assessed in the practice and development of Norman law in the period from the fifteenth century to the seventeenth century.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-388
Number of pages13
JournalJersey and Guernsey Law Review
Volume22
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2018

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