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Law and revolution : the formation of the Western legal tradition

Author: Harold J Berman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Univ. Press, 1983.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold J Berman
ISBN: 0674517741 9780674517745 0674517768 9780674517769
OCLC Number: 185405865
Description: viii, 657 s. : kart
Contents: Introduction Law and History Law and Revolution The Crisis of the Western Legal Tradition Toward a Social Theory of Law PART I: THE PAPAL REVOLUTION AND THE CANON LAW 1. The Background of the Western Legal Tradition: The Folklaw Tribal Law Dynamic Elements in Germanic Law: Christianity and Kingship Penitential Law and Its Relation to the Folklaw 2. The Origin of the Western Legal Tradition in the Papal Revolution Church and Empire: The Cluniac Reform The Dictates of the Pope The Revolutionary Character of the Papal Revolution Social-Psychological Causes and Consequences of the Papal Revolution The Rise of the Modern State The Rise of Modern Legal Systems 3.
Responsibility: Harold J. Berman.


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