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Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law

Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law (5th edn)

Paul du Plessis
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date: 22 September 2021

11. Roman law and the European ius communelocked

11. Roman law and the European ius communelocked

  • Paul du PlessisPaul du PlessisSenior Lecturer in Civil Law and Legal History, University of Edinburgh

Abstract

Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provide an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. The term European ius commune (in its historical sense) signifies that, from the fourteenth to the start of the sixteenth centuries, most of Europe shared a common legal tradition. Many local and regional variations on the law existed, but the terminology, concepts, and structure provided by elements of Roman law provided a common framework. This chapter traces how Justinian's codification came to influence the modern world.

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