oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Comparative law and antiquity within the framework of legal humanism and natural law
|Article Title||Comparative law and antiquity within the framework of legal humanism and natural law|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||142 - 152|
|Keyword(s)||Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest|
The adherents of legal humanism took a particularly strong interest in Antiquity. This, of course, doesn't mean that in the preceding centuries Graeco-Roman Antiquity had entirely been left out of consideration as far as a comparison between different legal systems was concerned. Suffice it to mention here the Collatio legum Mosaicarum et Romanarum, referred to as Lex Dei in the Middle Ages. This collection, which may have originated at the turn of the fifth century, is an often-cited example of legal comparison and was in particular used for practical purposes. The real title and author of this collection, containing Hebrew as well as Roman legal material, are unknown. This may explain why Boucaud described the aim of the Collatio legum Mosaicarum et Romanarum as mystical.
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