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The American Legal History Podcast

Feb 6, 2020

In episode four we will examine the extraordinary story of the creation of the Corpus Juris Civilis at the direction of the emperor Justinian I in the sixth century. This work was and is the foundational template for all civil law countries today. I will also discuss the lose and rediscovery in Western Europe and the birth of the university. Finally, you will learn about the merger of Roman law, canon law, and feudal law to form a common legal culture the ius commune across continental Europe.