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Medieval Canon Law

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This text outlines the development of the canon law of the Western church from its beginnings to the end of the Middle Ages. The rules of canon law affected the lives and actions of practically everyone, its enforcement mechanisms reaching into everyday affairs at all social levels.
Paperback, 274 pages
Published February 20th 1995 by Longman Publishing Group
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Katie
This, intermittently, is a very fun and interesting book. Canon law has the distinct feature of being either hugely interesting or hugely boring, with startlingly little middle ground, and this book follows this pattern pretty well. It's a near-impossibly large topic to cover in one, 200 page book, and Brundage does about as well as I think anyone could. But the fact that so much information is covered so quickly, jumping from topic to topic, keeps this in the 3.5 star range for me. Still, it's ...more
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A very good read; an accessible introduction to the topic, as the series editor mentioned. I recommend it.
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