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Author Goodman, Ellen (Ellen Margot), author

Title The origins of the western legal tradition : from Thales to the Tudors / Ellen Goodman
Published Leichhardt, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 1995
Leichhardt, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 1995


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Description xv, 303 pages, ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Foundations of Western Thought -- 2. The Sophists, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle -- 3. The Advent of Christianity -- 4. The fathers of the church -- 5. The Roman Law and the Roman Church -- 6. From Feudalism to Feudal Law -- 7. The Crisis between Papacy and Empire -- 8. Emergence of the Common Law -- 9. Origins of Constitutionalism -- 10. The Origins of Parliament in England
Summary What are the origins of the Western Legal Tradition - that unique tradition characterised by constitutionalism, representative institutions and rule by law? Ellen Goodman finds answers embedded in the Graeco-Roman world and in the origins of Christianity. She shows the Roman Church providing tenuous threads to the emergence of modern legal systems in the High Middle Ages. Goodman links Christianity into its origins in Greek philosophy and Judaism. She shows how the Roman Church used Christianity and Roman law and how the medieval lawyer popes developed canon law. The origins of feudalism are traced, and its transition to feudal law; the emergence of common law; the origin of constitutionalism and the origins of parliament, especially as developed by the early Tudor monarchs
Analysis Ancient philosophy
Common law
Constitutional law
Notes CIP confirmed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Law -- History.
LC no. 96123041
ISBN 1862871817