Great Christian Jurists in French History

Édité par Olivier Descamps, Pantheon-Assas University, Paris et Rafael Domingo, Universidad de Navarra, Spain

Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019
498 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

French legal culture, from the Middle Ages to the present day, has had an impressive influence on legal norms and institutions that have emerged in Europe and the Americas, as well as in Asian and African countries. This volume examines the lives of twenty-seven key legal thinkers in French history, with a focus on how their Christian faith and ideals were a factor in framing the evolution of French jurisprudence. Professors Olivier Descamps and Rafael Domingo bring together this diverse group of distinguished legal scholars and historians to provide a unique comparative study of law and religion that will be of value to scholars, lawyers, and students. The collaboration among French and non-French scholars, and the diversity of international and methodological perspectives, gives this volume its own unique character and value to add to this fascinating series.

Includes historical legal biographies of French Jurists from a Christian perspective
Presents a unique comparative study of law and religion
Uses a rich interdisciplinary methodology

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