Author Results for R.F. Wright

The High Seas and the Church in the Middle Ages Part II

By R.F. Wright

Part II concerns the Church’s role in the law that governed maritime disputes. Journeys by pilgrims and the impact of the religious crusades greatly affected trade and commerce in the middle ages. The need for a rapid and uniform system of justice across Europe was met by the clerical courts on the basis of the […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Early Middle Ages | Late Middle Ages | Baltic | High Middle Ages | English Channel | North Sea | Irish Sea | Mediterranean | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Lifesaving & Coastguard | Miscellaneous | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

The High Seas and the Church in the Middle Ages Part I

By R.F. Wright

This lengthy article deals mainly with the origins of established maritime law. The middle ages were essentially religious and every sphere of activity was influenced by the Church. Medieval laws of the sea founded within the compass of the Laws of Oleron, were designed to solve maritime disputes which were not easily aligned to the […] Read More

Filed under: Early Middle Ages | Late Middle Ages | English Channel | High Middle Ages | Mediterranean | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration