Law, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity by Ralph W. Mathisen

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The sixteen papers in this volume investigate the links between law and society during Late Antiquity (260-640 CE). On the one hand, they consider how social changes such as the barbarian settlement and the rise of the Christian church resulted in the creation of new sources of legal authority, such as local and "vulgar" law, barbarian law codes, and canon law. On the other, they investigate the interrelationship between legal innovations and social change.

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Ralph W. Mathisen is at University of South Carolina, and Director of the Biographical Database for Late Antiquity Project.
Published October 18, 2001 by Oxford University Press. 344 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy, Travel. Non-fiction

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