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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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A History of Law in Europe: From the Early Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century

ISBN13: 9781107180697
Published: August 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £120.00
Paperback edition not yet published, ISBN13 9781316632307

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With its roots in ancient Greece, Roman law and Christianity, European legal history is the history of a common civilisation.

The exchange of legislative models, doctrines and customs within Europe included English common law and has been extensive from the early middle ages to the present time. In this seminal work which spans from the fifth to the twentieth century, Antonio Padoa-Schioppa explores how law was brought to life in the six main phases of European legal history.

By analysing a selection of the institutions of private and public law which are most representative of each phase and of each country, he also sheds light on the common features throughout the history of European legal culture. Translated in English for the first time, this new edition has been revised to include the recent developments of the European Union and the legal-historical works of the last decade.

  • Adopts a comparative approach to European legal history
  • Explores the interconnections between legal sources throughout the development of European legal culture
  • Considers legal theory alongside religious, philosophical, economic and political doctrine

Legal History
Part I. Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages (V–XI Century):
1. Law in late antiquity
2. Christianity, Church and law
3. Law of the Germanic Kingdoms
4. The Carolingian and Feudal age
5. Customs and legal culture
6. Church reform

Part II. The Age of the Classical Ius Commune (XII–XV Century):
7. The Glossators and the new legal science
8. Canon law
9. Law and institutions
10. University - students and teachers
11. Legal professions
12. The commentators
13. Particular laws
14. Local laws
15. The legal system of the medieval ius commune
16. English common law - the formative years

Part III. The Early Modern Period (XVI–XVIII Century):
17. Churches and states in the age of absolutism
18. Legal humanism
19. Practitioners and professors
20. Legal doctrine and the legal professions
21. Court decisions
22. Local law and royal legislations
23. Natural law
24. Jurists of the 18th century
25. The sources of law
26. English law (XVI–XVIII century)

Part IV. The Age of Reforms (1750–1814):
27. The Enlightenment and the law
28. The reforms
29. The French Revolution and the law
30. The Napoleonic era
31. The Codifications

Part V. The Age of Nations (1815–1914):
32. Law during the Restoration
33. The Historical School and German legal science
34. Late nineteenth-century codes and laws
35. Legal professions
36. Legal science between the nineteenth and the twentieth century

Part VI. The Twentieth Century:
37. Law and legislation between the two World Wars
38. Law in the second half of the twentieth century
39. Some outlines of the new legal culture
40. European Union Law
41. Heading towards global law?