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European Legal History and the Europeanisation of Law<sup>☼</sup>

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625161
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671571 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0026
European Legal History and the Europeanisation of Law☼

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The main aim of this article is to consider how far the study of the history of the law in Europe can assist in understanding and possibly developing a common law for Europe. The problems are considerable in the absence of the common language and concepts which underpinned the ius commune which might be, and has been, seen as a model. European legal history also discloses a tendency to fragmentation and legal nationalism as well as common ground. Fitting European legal history into a crowded curriculum is a problem and it is uncertain how far history assists in understanding current developments in European law or supports the idea of a common European law.

Keywords: European legal history; Europeanisation; Ius commune; Legal nationalism; Legal curriculum

Chapter.  4655 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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