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Title The creation of the lus commune : from Casus to Regula / edited by John W. Cairns and Paul J. du Plessis.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages)
Series Edinburgh studies in law ; v. 7
Edinburgh studies in law ; v. 7.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents EUP_Cairns_00_Prelims; EUP_Cairns_01_Intro; EUP_Cairns_02_Ch1; EUP_Cairns_03_Ch2; EUP_Cairns_04_Ch3; EUP_Cairns_05_Ch4; EUP_Cairns_06_Ch5; EUP_Cairns_07_Ch6; EUP_Cairns_08_Ch7; EUP_Cairns_09_Ch8; EUP_Cairns_10_Ch9; EUP_Cairns_11_Ch10; EUP_Cairns_12_Ch11; EUP_Cairns_13_Index.
Summary This book discusses in detail how medieval scholars reacted to the casuistic discussions in the inherited Roman texts, particularly the Digest of Justinian. It shows how they developed medieval Roman law into a system of rules that formed a universal common law for Western Europe. Because there has been little research published in English beyond grand narratives on the history of law in Europe, this book fills an important gap in the literature. With a focus on how the medieval Roman lawyers systematised the Roman sources through detailed discussions of specific areas of law, it considers: *the sources of medieval law and how to access them *the development from cases to rules *medieval lawyers' strategies for citing each other and their significance *growth of a conceptual approach to the study of law With contributions from leading international scholars in the field, this book therefore fills an important gap in the literature.
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Subject Law, Medieval.
Common law -- Roman influences.
Common law -- Europe.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Cairns, John W.
Plessis, Paul J. du.
Other Form: Print version: Creation of the lus commune. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010 9780748638970 (OCoLC)320798602
ISBN 9780748642922 (electronic bk.)
0748642927 (electronic bk.)
9780748651481 (ebook)
0748651489 (ebook)
9780748638970 (hbk.)
0748638970 (hbk.)
Standard No. 9786612749971