Merryman,  The Civil Law Tradition


Sandro Botticelli, La Calunnia ca. 1497, Tempera, 62 x 91 cm

Firenze, Galleria degli Uffizi

p. 20:  "The emergence of the modern nation-state destroyed the legal unity provided by the common acceptance of the Roman-canonic Ius commune in feudal Europe.  The Ius commune, associated in many minds with the concept of the Holy Roman Empire, was a law that transcended the diversities of local tribes, communities, and nations." (Question:  what if anything does the Holy Roman Empire have to do with the Ius commune?)

Law:  Sources of Law pp. 19-25    Codification  pp. 26-33; 48-55


Procedure  pp. 34-38; 80-89;  111-132


Role of the Jurists  pp. 61-67; 101-110