Originally Posted by Capto
No. The Catholic Church had influence over much of Europe, but there were few states that instituted actual canon law, if any. I believe perhaps Teutonic Prussia, the Outremer states, and the Knights in Cyprus may have, considering their religious natures.
But regardless, European feudal law still sees its roots in Roman law that was developed prior to the founding of Christianity.
by ruled, do you know what i mean? they didnt like take over ect, just, almost ever country's leader bowed to the church. At that stage in history, the law was barely existent, it was a ruthless time, and what the church and king said, was the law.
if the pope released a papal document, it was obeyed...