Law, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

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The sixteen papers in this volume investigate the links between law and society during Late Antiquity (260-640 CE). On the one hand, they consider how social changes such as the barbarian settlement and the rise of the Christian church resulted in the creation of new sources of legal authority, such as local and "vulgar" law, barbarian law codes, and canon law. On the other, they investigate the interrelationship between legal innovations and social change.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages344
ISBN (Print)0199240329, 9780199240326
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Law
  • History/Historiography


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