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The Origins of the European Legal Order

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  • Date Published: April 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511824579

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  • This translation of Alle radici del mondo giuridico europeo published in Italy in 1994 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 vulgar Roman legal culture and various Germanic customs, this law was codified in Latin and survives in modified form in modern English common law. Legal sources from all over Europe are compared and discussed. Cultures formerly considered to be 'barbarian' emerge in a different light and common strands are seen to emerge.

    • The breadth of historical coverage goes as far back as medieval Europe
    • Of particular contemporary interest to the debate on the convergence of private law in Europe
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    'Cambridge University Press are to be congratulated on publishing a translation of a large-scale work of continental scholarship on the Middle Ages … The Origins of the European Legal Order … is full of fascinating detail, and is vigorously argued.' Medium Aevum

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511824579
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • 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

  • Author

    Maurizio Lupoi, Università degli Studi di Genova


    Adrian Belton

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