Random Link: History of Canon Law.


Stumbled across these lectures (kind of boring if you start with the opening lecture, but it gets going) on the history of canon law. Having learned much from Harold J. Berman’s work (Law and Revolution), I got interested in canon law as a precursor of modern legal systems – it’s some fascinating stuff.

4 thoughts on “Random Link: History of Canon Law.

    • I think mostly because, it seems, Canon Law is what revived Roman Law as such and “brought it back” so to speak in 11th century (I guess this is a simplistic way of putting it) – it seems that were it not for the church’s interest in Roman Law, who knows what would have happened to it? Generally, the idea of codification itself is pretty interesting, considering the situation before such attempts.

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