Making of Gratian's Decretum by Anders Winroth
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Making of Gratian's Decretum
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Making of Gratian's Decretum by Anders Winroth

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  • Winner of Yale University Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication 2003.

Book Description

This book offers perspectives on the legal and intellectual developments of the twelfth century. Gratian's collection of Church law, the Decretum, was a key text in these developments. Compiled in around 1140, it remained a fundamental work throughout and beyond the Middle Ages. Until now, the many mysteries surrounding the creation of the Decretum have remained unsolved, thereby hampering exploration of the jurisprudential renaissance of the twelfth century. Professor Winroth has now discovered the original version of the Decretum, which has long lain unnoticed among medieval manuscripts, in a version about half as long as the final text. It is also different from the final version in many respects - for example, with regard to the use of of Roman law sources - enabling a reconsideration of the resurgence of law in the twelfth century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521632645
ISBN-10: 0521632641
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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