The rediscovery of Roman law and the emergence of classical canon
law around AD 1100 marked the beginnings of the civil law tradition
in Europe. Between the twelfth and eighteenth centuries, a highly
sophisticated legal science of a truly European dimension was
developed. Since then the different European States have developed
their own national legal systems, but with the exception of England
and Ireland they are all heirs to this tradition of the ius
commune. This historical introduction to the civil law tradition,
from its original Roman roots to the present day, considers the
political and cultural context of Europe's legal history.
Political, diplomatic and constitutional developments are
discussed, and the impacts of major cultural movements, such as
scholasticism, humanism, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, on law
and jurisprudence are highlighted. This contextual approach makes
for a fascinating story, accessible to any reader regardless of
legal or historical background.This historical introduction to the
civil law tradition considers the political and cultural context of
Europe's legal history from its Roman roots. Political,
diplomatic and constitutional developments are discussed, and the
impacts of major cultural movements, such as scholasticism,
humanism, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, on law and
jurisprudence are highlighted.
Ausstattung/Bilder: 2009. 560 p., . 1 table. 228 mm
Abmessung: 27mm x 154mm x 228mm
'... Lesaffer has identified a key feature of the legal culture of each period and has structured his discussion around it ... this new approach works well and Lesaffer has produced an interesting new perspective on the established grand narrative of European legal history.' The Edinburgh Law Review
Randall Lesaffer is Professor of Legal History and Dean of the Law School at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He also teaches cultural history at the Law School of the Catholic University of Leuven.
1. Introduction; Part I. Ancient Roman Law: 2. Suum Cuique Tribuere (Ancient Rome, c. 1000 BC 565 AD); Part II. The Civil Law Tradition: 3. Correctio (The Early Middle Ages, c. 500 1000); 4. Auctoritas (The Late Middle Ages, c. 1000 1453); 5. Emulatio (The Early Modern Age, 1453 1648); 6. Ratio (The Modern Age, 1648 1914); 7. Voluntas (The Post Modern Age, 1914 2004).