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Published: 21 November 2019

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780198845454

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Priests of the Law

Roman Law and the Making of the Common Law's First Professionals

Thomas J. McSweeney

Oxford Legal History

  • Tells the story of a formative episode in English legal history
  • Offers a new understanding of the early history of the common law, the history of Roman and canon law, and the history of the legal profession
  • Explains how the jurists who wrote Bracton understood their daily work in English courts to be part of the same enterprise as the Roman and canon law taught in European universities

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