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The Making of Legal AuthorityNon-legislative Codifications in Historical and Comparative Perspective$
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Nils Jansen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199588763

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588763.001.0001

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Historical Observations

Historical Observations

(p.13) Chapter 1 Historical Observations
The Making of Legal Authority

Nils Jansen

Oxford University Press

This chapter traces the historical connections between the law and the state. Topics covered include codifications and the state, textual foundations of the ius commune, and legislative codifications and the legal profession. It shows that even in more recent times, it was often the legal profession, rather than the political legislator, which ultimately determined the sources of the law and their authority in legal discourse.

Keywords:   law, state, legislative codifications, ius commune

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