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Legal history: western Europe & Scandinavia: MA: Roman law

Revival and renaissance of Roman law in Western Europe

Reception of Roman Law

Overtime, the legal staff of the ruling monarchs of western Europe became predominately staffed by men with a university education. Although they might have gone to different universities, the legal curriculum,  (principally focusing on Roman and Canon law) and the use of common texts meant that they shared a common mindset & understanding of legal concepts. At least in private/civil law matters, these university trained men sought a reconciliation across jurisdictional boundaries. In their judicial and administrative posts they may have encountered more local practices, owing more to the customs or laws inherited from the Germanic or tribal traditions.

Useful series in Law Bod:

 Romanum medii aevi - - Roman 500 I92

Corpus glossatorum juris civilis -- Roman 555 C822

Suggested subject searches in SOLO:

Roman law -- Interpretation and construction -- History 

Roman law -- Study and teaching -- Europe -- History

Law -- Europe -- Roman influences -- History

Roman law - reception - Europe


 You can refine searches by substituting the names of (modern) nation states for Europe

Sites on the free web include:

Encyclopedic treatment of middle ages

First ius commune?

Suggested subject search in SOLO:

Law, Medieval