Andrea Mantegna, St. Sebastian, ca. 1457-1459 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Jurisprudence of the Ius commune


1. Justified Defense

2. The Development of Norms in the Ius commune (Maxims, Rules of Law [Regulae iuris])

3. Consent in the Ius commune

4. The Influence of the Ius commune on the bonds of Society:  Nonfeasance in Civil and Common Law

5. Rights of Property and the Poor

6.  Rights of Non-Christian Peoples:  The Beginnings of International Law

Codification 1100-1917

Readings: Ken Pennington, "Politics in Western Jurisprudence"