Social exclusivity or justice for all? Access to justice in the fourteenth century

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Social exclusivity or justice for all? Access to justice in the fourteenth century

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dc.contributor.author Musson, Anthony en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-18T10:28:19Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:52:47Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T16:54:57Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_GB
dc.description.abstract The outlaw, residing in the idyllic ‘wood of Belregard’, is a powerful and evocative image in medieval literature. Embodying a strong sense of social justice and imbued with utopian qualities, both the outlaw figure and the greenwood can be taken to symbolise the aspirations, or perhaps more appropriately the plight, of those who had no apparent prospect of ‘justice’, either through lack of access to the legal system or on account of their treatment within it. The apparent difficulties faced in trying to clear one’s name are portrayed as stemming from endemic social prejudice and corruption within the legal system. As such, and in what is a recurring theme during the fourteenth century, the outlaw figure presents a picture of social exclusion amounting to a serious indictment of royal justice in late-medieval England en_GB
dc.identifier.citation In: Rosemary Horrox and Sarah Rees-Jones eds., Pragmatic Utopias, 1200-1630 (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp. 136-55
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/68433 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521650607 en_GB
dc.subject Outlaws en_GB
dc.subject Access to justice en_GB
dc.subject Medieval literature en_GB
dc.subject Royal justice en_GB
dc.title Social exclusivity or justice for all? Access to justice in the fourteenth century en_GB
dc.type Book chapter en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-05-18T10:28:19Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:52:47Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T16:54:57Z
dc.identifier.isbn 9780511036880 en_GB
dc.description Author's draft; final version published in: Rosemary Horrox and Sarah Rees-Jones eds., Pragmatic Utopias, 1200-1630 (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp. 136-55. ISBN 9780511036880 © Cambridge University Press 2001 en_GB


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