Buy now on amazon.com New
download pdf books the spirit of classical canon law 28the spirit of the laws ser 29
Despite the long reach of classical canon law―across Europe, well into modern times, and into such secular subjects as theft, wills, and the sale of goods―it has been the subject of far too few general studies in English. Illuminating the basic nature of the canon, this work explores the roles of moral, social, political, and religious values in the laws' development through the seventeenth century. At the same time, R. H. Helmholz makes relevant the attitudes and formal techniques of the laws' authors, practitioners, and interpreters.Helmholz first discusses the origins of the canon law; ...