The Literary Panorama Volume 8

The Literary Panorama Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...even after that famous penitcntial procession to the Holy Sepulchre, which might have calmed their ferocious dispositions, if through the misguided enthusiasm of the enterprize, it hlad not been rather calculated to excite tiem. sometimes been, in the investigation of should be of equal rank with herself this diflicnlt subject, can appreciate the value of this chapter; which, although there is ' no royal road to the study of law, ' Mr. H. has succeeded in divesting of much of the tedium necessarily incident to the discussion of such an intricate subject. The feudal system forms an important branch of historical knowledge, not only from its influence upon our own constitution, but also from the circumstance, that one of the parties, which at present divide a neighbouring kingdom, professes to appeal to the original principles of its monarchy, as they snhsisted before the subversion of the feudal polity. In his analysis of this system, Mr. Hallam first considers the various tenures of land that obtained, the constitution of the antient Frank monarchy, the establishments of feudal tenures, the principles of a feudal relation, the ceremonies of homage and investiture, military service, the feudal incidents of relief, aid, wardship, marriage, &c. As many of our books contain erroiieons stateinents relative to the seignorial rights in the case of marriage, we shall subjoin Mr. Hallam's view of this feudal incident. Another right given to the lord by the Norman anil English laws was that of marriage, or of tendering a husband to his female wards, while under age, whom they could not reject without forfeiting the value of the marriage; that is, as much as any one would give to the guardian for such'an alliance. This was...show more

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  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,057g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935896
  • 9781236935892