Medieval Studies 119
Constitutional and Legal History of Medieval Continental Europe
Charles Donahue Jr (Law
Harvard College/GSAS: 147748
Meeting Time: M., W., F., at 11, and a weekly section to be arranged.
Offered concurrently, but with a separate section, in the Law School.
EXAM GROUP: FAS03_D
A survey of the main outlines of continental European constitutional and
legal history from the fall of the Roman Empire
to the “rise of absolutism” at the beginning of the 17th century.
Focuses on the main expressions of European legal culture over this long
period of time. In each period an effort is made to relate the types of law
produced to the social, political, and religious history of the period.
Note: Expected to be omitted in 2016–17.
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Copyright © 2016 Charles Donahue, Jr.