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Native Law and the Church in Medieval Wales

Huw Pryce


This book studies the relationship between native secular law and the church in medieval Wales. The interaction was close, despite Archbishop Pecham's condemnation of native law as the work of the devil. This book assesses the influence of the church on Welsh law, examining the participation of churchmen in the composition of lawbooks and the administration of legal processes and analysing ecclesiastical criticism of native customs, notably those concerning marriage. It considers the extent to which Welsh law defended the authority and possessions of the church, focusing in particular on the s ... More

Keywords: secular law, church, Wales, Archbishop Pecham, Welsh law, marriage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203629
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203629.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Huw Pryce, author
University College of North Wales, Bangor