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Historical Observations

Nils Jansen

in The Making of Legal Authority

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199588763
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723315 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588763.003.0002
 Historical Observations

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This chapter traces the historical connections between the law and the state. Topics covered include codifications and the state, textual foundations of the ius commune, and legislative codifications and the legal profession. It shows that even in more recent times, it was often the legal profession, rather than the political legislator, which ultimately determined the sources of the law and their authority in legal discourse.

Keywords: law; state; legislative codifications; ius commune

Chapter.  15929 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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