Europe in the Twelfth Century
England and the Continent in the Twelfth Century

English Common Law and the Ius commune (=Roman law, Canon law, and Feudal Law that was taught at the law schools of Europe)

Charles Donahue,  Jr. “Ius commune, Canon Law, and the Common Law in England,” Tulane Law Review 66  (1991-1992) 1745-1780 at 1747:


"We need a word to tie the ius commune to the common law of England.  The standard word is “influence,” and the standard meaning of the word is direct borrowing of rules and sometimes broader principles."