Medieval Borough Custom

Medieval Borough Custom A page celebrating medieval borough customary law. This page also posts articles, calls for papers, and any items about town law from the pre-modern world.

This page, managed by PhD candidate Esther Liberman Cuenca, celebrates the academic study of medieval borough customary law, and town law more generally, during the pre-modern age and the middle ages in particular. Though my research is Britain-centric, this page calls attention to, or posts, the following: popular and academic articles, events, calls for papers, excerpts from primary sources, and any items relating to the study of town law in the pre-modern world.

Mission: This page seeks to enlighten the world about pre-modern / medieval town law and its academic study.

06/15/2018
www.cambridge.org

My article is now openly accessible on Urban History for whomever wants to read it. You don't need a subscription. PDF here:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/ABA5ACD6B1521C4876640A95981AB662/S0963926818000287a.pdf/town_clerks_and_the_authorship_of_custumals_in_medieval_england.pdf

Hi everyone, been busy with marking end-of-semester projects, but just a quick note that I just published an article bas...
05/18/2018
Town clerks and the authorship of custumals in medieval England | Urban History | Cambridge Core

Hi everyone, been busy with marking end-of-semester projects, but just a quick note that I just published an article based on my research in the journal "Urban History." If you follow the link to the piece now, you will be able to download the PDF from Cambridge Univ. Press on First View.

And a nice little nugget: it contains the full, color photograph of the banner picture featured at the top of this page :-)

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/urban-history/article/town-clerks-and-the-authorship-of-custumals-in-medieval-england/ABA5ACD6B1521C4876640A95981AB662

Town clerks and the authorship of custumals in medieval England - ESTHER LIBERMAN CUENCA

09/04/2017
Future Meetings – Medieval Association of the Pacific

A conference next year in 2018, in Las Vegas, NV on the topic of Memory and Remembrance in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Would be a great place to present any papers on civic traditions and/or customary law.

http://www.medievalpacific.org/annual-conference/future-meetings/

Future Meetings 2018 Call for Papers 2018 Joint Conference of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association (RMMRA) and the Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada April 12-15, 2018 The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association…

08/31/2017

To start this off, an interesting custom (called 'fuero' in Spain) from 13th-century Salamanca: "Any man who dunks the head of another in water, or [another person's] face in the mud, or throws dirty water on [a person's] face, pays three hundred shillings, or if he doesn't swear, with twelve."

Original: De Echar Agua Sucia Sobre Su Cara.
Todo ome que á otro metier cabeza so agua, ó el rostro so ellodo, ó le echar agua suçia sobre su cara, peche trecientos sueldos, ó si non iure con doçe.

From Fuero de Salamanca, edited by J. Sánchez Ruano (1870), p. 45.

*Please let me know if there are inaccuracies with this translation.*

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