Originally Posted by Capto
Western law was directly derived from Roman law.
When Rome fell around 500ad, all customs and laws, religion ect was dedtroyed, wiped out by the The Huns, Franks, Vandals, Saxons and Visigoths. When Europe entered the dark ages, there was no law, it was quite seriously, Everyman for himself. Then once again, religion tool over, as when times are bad, people turn to the crazy ideas!( e.g when Germany was in ruins the people turned to the Crazy Nazi party)