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Reconstructing English Labor Laws: A Medieval Perspective

  • Anthony Musson
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Abstract

As a means toward understanding the genesis of the English labor laws, this paper assesses the attitudes behind and arising from their enforcement in the later Middle Ages. It emphasizes that in spite of national legislation and governmental enforcement, many individuals initiated suits and sought private law remedies. It also highlights how problems of labor were acknowledged and accomodated both formally within the legal system and through more informal methods of dispute resolution.

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Labor Session Fifteenth Century Fourteenth Century Labor Legislation Local Court 
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