Medieval Family and Marriage Law: From Actions of <i>Status</i> to Legal Doctrine

Laurent L J M Waelkens

in The Creation of the Ius Commune

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780748638970
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651481 | DOI:
Medieval Family and Marriage Law: From Actions of Status to Legal Doctrine

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This chapter provides a challenging account of how the medieval scholars created a law reflecting their Judeo-Christian ideas of family and marriage out of Roman legal texts which were founded on uniquely Roman ideas of marriage and the family. It shows how important medieval theology and canon law were in this process. The discussion covers the Roman law of persons, Roman family law, marriage and marriage and family.

Keywords: Roman law; Roman legal texts; Judeo-Christian ideas; family; marriage; medieval theology; canon law; law of persons

Chapter.  10418 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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