A short history of European law : the last two and a half millennia

Herzog, Tamar, author
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  • Creator Tamar Herzog
  • Format Books
  • Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018. ©2018
  • Physical Details
    • vi, 289 pages ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780674980341, 0674980344
  • OCLC on1000385830


  • "Tamar Herzog offers a road map to European law across 2,500 years that reveals underlying patterns and unexpected connections. By showing what European law was, where its iterations were found, who made and implemented it, and what the results were, she ties legal norms to their historical circumstances and reveals the law's fragile malleability"--


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction : the making of law in Europe -- Part one. Ancient times: Roman law : now you see it, now you don't -- The creation of Latin Christendom -- Part two. The early middle ages: An age with no jurists? -- Lords, emperors, and popes around the year 1000 -- Part three. The later middle ages: The birth of a European ius commune -- The birth of an English common law -- Part four. The early modern period: Crisis and reaffirmation of ius commune -- Crisis and reinvention of common law -- From ius gentium to natural law : making European law universal I -- Part five. Modernity: North American developments -- The French Revolution -- Part six. The nineteenth century: Codifying the laws of Europe : making European law universal II -- Codifying common law -- Epilogue : a market, a community, and a union
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