The Origins of the European Legal Order

The Origins of the European Legal Order

by Maurizio Lupoi, Adrian Belton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521032954

ISBN-13: 9780521032957

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first translation into English of "Alle Radici del Mondo Giuridico Europeo" published in Italy in 1994, and named "The Law Book of the Year" in 1995. The book is a comprehensive reappraisal of thinking on the common structural features of the various European jurisdictions. Professor Lupoi argues the case for the existence of an earlier system of common

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This is the first translation into English of "Alle Radici del Mondo Giuridico Europeo" published in Italy in 1994, and named "The Law Book of the Year" in 1995. The book is a comprehensive reappraisal of thinking on the common structural features of the various European jurisdictions. Professor Lupoi argues the case for the existence of an earlier system of common law as far back as between the sixth and eleventh centuries. Based on various Germanic customs, this law was codified in Latin and survives in modified form in modern English common law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521032957
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations; 1. The early Middle Ages: a comparative approach; 2. A historical and institutional profile of the Roman empire in the fourth and fifth centuries; 3. Excursus I: 'barbarians'; 4. Historical and institutional profiles of the 'new dominations'; 5. Excursus II: the days of the week; 6. Excursus III: Anglo-Saxon charters; 7. Consensus by assembly; 8. Excursus IV: authority and consensus in judicial decisions; 9. Public allegiance; 10. Excursus V: the Anglo-Saxon writ; 11. Private allegiance; 12. Open legal systems; 13. Excursus VI: textual 'coincidences' in documentary forms; Chronology of popes and sovereigns; Appendix of sources; Bibliography; Index.

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