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Reception of ius commune
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1. Concept and scope

The concept of “reception” connotes the voluntary “adoption of cultural goods or individual cultural elements from elsewhere,” proceeding either in a deliberate way within a limited period of time, or in an unplanned, long-term social process [19. 116]; [25. 125–133]. The latter applies in the case of the reception of Roman canon law, which as a pan-European process took place over a period from the 12th to the 19th century (Antiquity, reception of).

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Schlinker, Steffen, “Reception of ius commune”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026699>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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