The Shetar’s Effect on English Law – A Law of the Jews Becomes the Law of the Land
(The Georgetown Law Journal, Volume 71, Pages 1179 – 1200)
By: Judith A. Shapiro
English Law, like the English language, is an amalgam of diverse cultural influances. The legal system may fairly be seen as a composite of discrete elements from disparate sources. After the conquest of 1066, the Normans imposed on the English an efficiently organized social system that crowded out many Anglo-Saxon traditions. The Jews, whom the Normans brought to England, in their turn contributed to the changing English society. The Jews brought a refined system of commercial law: their own form of commerce and a system of rules to facilitate and govern it. These rules made their way into the developing structure of English Law.
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