Le droit savant au Moyen Age et sa vulgarisation
Professor Feenstra is concerned here with the theory of law in the Middle Ages and its ‘popularisation’ outside the restricted circles and the universities in which it was studied and taught. While canon law is by no means neglected, the focus is specifically upon civil law. Among the topics discussed are the survival and continuing influence of Roman jurisprudence, the 'Mirror for princes' written by Philip of Leiden, and the propagation - and later, the printing - of medieval legal handbooks and treatises. An important section of additional notes and references enhances the value of this collection.