The creation of the Ius Commune: From Casus to Regula

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This book is concerned with the transformation of Roman legal rules into the 'common law' of Western Europe in the period 1100-1400. In the space of three centuries these rules, collected in the sixth-century compilation produced by order of the Emperor Justinian, were comprehensively analysed and transformed by successive generations of medieval Italian and French jurists into the bedrock of Western European law. Through a series of chapters a number of distinguished scholars survey the traditional classifications of private law to establish the cognitive techniques used by these jurists to transform Roman law, along with Canon law into the ius commune of Western Europe.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages352
ISBN (Print)9780748638970
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Studies in Law


  • Roman law casus
  • Canon law
  • Feudal law
  • ius commune
  • regula


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