Somerville, Robert and Bruce C. Brasington (Editors). Prefaces to Canon Law Books in Latin Christianity. Selected Translations, 500-1245. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. viii, 247 pp. Cloth, dust jacket. New. $35. * With commentary and translations. The prefaces in this volume represent various periods of medieval canon law and document how it evolved from a collection of locally applied norms into a system largely under papal control. In a historical introduction to each period, the authors discuss major developments in canon law and the individual prefaces, their authors, settings, sources and major themes.
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