The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts by Jam...

The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts by James A. Brundage
English | May 15, 2008 | ISBN: 0226077594 | 626 Pages | PDF | 10 MB

In the aftermath of sixth-century barbarian invasions, the legal profession that had grown and flourished during the Roman Empire vanished. Nonetheless, professional lawyers suddenly reappeared in Western Europe seven hundred years later during the 1230s when church councils and public authorities began to impose a body of ethical obligations on those who practiced law.