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Law and Revolution, I

The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition

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$40.00 • £34.95 • €36.95

ISBN 9780674517769

Publication Date: 01/01/1985


672 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

3 maps, 1 line illustration, 1 table

Law and Revolution


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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. The Papal Revolution and the Canon Law
    • 1. The Background of the Western Legal Tradition: The Folklaw
    • 2. The Origin of the Western Legal Tradition in the Papal Revolution
    • 3. The Origin of Western Legal Science in the European Universities
    • 4. Theological Sources of the Western Legal Tradition
    • 5. Canon Law: The First Modern Western Legal System
    • 6. Structural Elements of the System of Canon Law
    • 7. Becket versus Henry II: The Competition of Concurrent Jurisdictions
  • II. The Formation of Secular Legal Systems
    • The Concept of Secular Law
    • Feudal Law
    • Manorial Law
    • Mercantile Law
    • Urban Law
    • Royal Law: Sicily, England, Normandy, France
    • Royal Law: Germany, Spain, Flanders, Hungary, Denmark
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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