Canon Law, the Expansion of Europe, and World Order

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The articles in this volume trace the development of the theory that humanity forms a single world community and that there exists a body of law governing the relations among the members of that community. These ideas first appeared in the writings of the medieval canon lawyers and received their fullest development in the writings of early modern Spanish intellectuals. Conflict and contact with the infidel provided a stimulus for the elaboration of these ideas in the later Middle Ages, but major impetus was given by the ...

Canon Law, the Expansion of Europe, and World Order 1998, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780860786856

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