The History of Byzantine and Eastern Canon Law to 1500

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Wilfried Hartmann, Kenneth Pennington
CUA Press, Feb 27, 2012 - History - 356 pages
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This newest volume in the History of Medieval Canon Law series surveys the history of Byzantine and Eastern canon law. Beginning in the Patristic Age, Susan Wessel outlines the evolution of ecclesiastical law before the Council of Nicaea (325 A.D.).

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1 The Formation of Ecclesiastical Law in the Early Church
Councils and Church Fathers
3 Byzantine Canon Law to 1100
4 Byzantine Canon Law from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Centuries
5 Sources of Canon Law in the Eastern Churches
Index of Councils and Synods
General Index

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About the author (2012)

Wilfried Hartmann is emeritus professor of the medieval history of canon law at the University of Tubingen. Kenneth Pennington is Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of numerous works including Pope and Bishops: The Papal Monarchy in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries and The Prince and the Law, 1200-1600: Sovereignty and Rights in the Western Legal Tradition. Hartmann and Pennington are coeditors of the History of Medieval Canon Law series.

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