In this volume Professor Gaudemet examines the growth and development of the law of the Church. The Decretum of Gratian and the corpus of conciliar legislation, two of its principal sources, figure prominently. While, in these studies, the author's interest lies principally with the investigation of the origins of canon law, he insists that one should not lose sight of the broader context and points to many areas that would repay further study. Church law, for instance, should not be taken in isolation but seen as a reflection of the needs and values of its time.
Contents: Préface; Le Bréviaire d’Alaric et les Epitome; Survivances romaines dans le droit de la monarchie franque, Ve-Xe s.; Contribution Ã l’étude de la loi dans le droit canonique du XIIe s.; Praeceptum; Le pseudo-concile de Nantes; Aspects de la législation conciliaire franÃ§aise au XIIIe s.; Aspects de la législation conciliaire narbonnaise; La doctrine des sources du droit dans le Décret de Gratien; Das rÃ¶mische Recht in Gratians Dekret; Equité et droit chez Gratien et les premiers décrétistes; Les Doublets dans le Décret; Les aspects canoniques de la règle de St Colomban; Les statuts épiscopaux de la première décade du IXe s.; Indexes.
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