Title

Shaping Church Law around the Year 1000: The Decretum of Burchard of Worms

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2009

Department

Religion

Abstract

Presents a study of Burchard's "Decretum", a popular book of Catholic canon law compiled just after the year 1000. This book provides a window into the development of legal and theological reasoning in the medieval West, and suggests that the flowering of law and theology began far earlier, and for different reasons, than scholars had supposed.