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Maintenance in Medieval England
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1. Introduction; 2. Social norms relating to the assistance of others; 3. Legal responses to the corruption of justice; 4. The early litigation 1272-1327; 5. Efforts to deal with corruption of justice in the reign of Edward III; 6. Criminal and civil litigation during the reign of Edward III; 7. Maintenance and medieval literature; 8. Changes in the late medieval period; 9. The development of the law of maintenance: permissible justifications for meddling; 10. The development of the law of maintenance: illegal maintenance; 11. Livery; 12. Achieving the legislative objectives of the maintenance statutes; 13. Conclusion.

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Identifying for the first time the true nature of maintenance, this study uses primary sources to reach new findings on its lawfulness.

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Jonathan Rose is Professor of Law and Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar Emeritus, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University; Faculty Affiliate, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University; and Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of History, Arizona State University. He has taught legal history, contracts, professional responsibility, and antitrust. He has also received several awards for outstanding teaching. Professor Rose is the author of numerous articles and other works on legal history, antitrust, economic regulation, and legal ethics.

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'... the sheer volume of research that underpins this book, and the many useful tables and appendices that accompany it, will undoubtedly ensure it becomes staple reading, and an excellent research tool, for anyone interested in legal abuses in later medieval England.' Matthew Hefferan, Nottingham Medieval Studies
'This volume is particularly to be commended for its balance between historical and legal modes of study ... He has written a book that is valuable in shedding a new and distinct light on the later medieval legal landscape, in suggesting new directions for study into lordship and affinities, and in bridging the disciplines of history and law.' Hannah Boston, The English Historical Review
'... the sheer volume of research that underpins this book, and the many useful tables and appendices that accompany it, will undoubtedly ensure it becomes staple reading, and an excellent research tool, for anyone interested in legal abuses in later medieval England.' Matthew Hefferan, Nottingham Medieval Studies
'This volume is particularly to be commended for its balance between historical and legal modes of study ... He has written a book that is valuable in shedding a new and distinct light on the later medieval legal landscape, in suggesting new directions for study into lordship and affinities, and in bridging the disciplines of history and law.' Hannah Boston, The English Historical Review

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