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Further reading

* John Baker (legal historian), Baker, J.H. ''An Introduction to English Legal History'', 4th edn. London: Butterworths, 2002. * Beal, John P., James A. Coriden, & Thomas J. Green. ''New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law''. New York: Paulist Press, 2000. * Brundage, James A. ''The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts''. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, c2008. * Brundage, James A. ''Medieval Canon Law''. London/New York: Longman, 1995. * Coriden, James A. ''An Introduction to Canon Law'', revised edn. New York: Paulist Press, 2004. * Coriden, James A., Thomas J. Green, & Donald E. Heintschel, eds. ''The Code of Canon Law: A Text and Commentary''. New York: Paulist Press, 1985. * Coughlin, John J., O.F.M. ''Canon Law: A Comparative Study with Anglo-American Legal Theory''. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. * Della Rocca, Fernando. ''Manual of Canon Law''. Trans. by Rev. Anselm Thatcher, O.S.B. Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1959. * The Episcopal Church.
Constitution and Canons
together with the Rules of Order for the Government of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, otherwise known as The Episcopal Church''. New York: Church Publishing, Inc., 2006. * Hartmann, Wilfried & Kenneth Pennington, eds. ''The History of Medieval Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140-1234: From Gratian to the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX''. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2008. *Hartmann, Wilfried & Kenneth Penningon, eds. ''The History of Byzantine and Eastern Canon Law to 1500''. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2011. * R. C. Mortimer. ''Western Canon Law''. London: A. and C. Black, 1953. * * Robinson, O.F., T.D. Fergus, & W.M. Gordon. ''European Legal History'', 3rd edn. London: Butterworths, 2000. * Wagschal, David. ''Law and Legality in the Greek East: The Byzantine Canonical Tradition, 381–883''. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. * Witte, John, Jr. & Frank S. Alexander, eds. ''Christianity and Law: An Introduction''. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

External links

Codex Iuris Canonici (1983)
original text in Latin (the only official text)
Code of Canon Law (1983)
but with the 1998 modification of canons 750 and 1371, English translation by th
Canon Law Society of America
on the Vatican website
Code of Canon Law (1983)
English translation by the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland, assisted by the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Canadian Canon Law Society
Codex canonum ecclesiarum orientalium (1990)
original text in Latin
"Code of canons of Oriental Churchs" (1990)
defective English translation
Codex Iuris Canonici (1917)
original text in Latin

outdated, but useful
Salvific Law1983 Code of Canon Law - Notes, Commentary, Articles, Bibliography
"Canons of the Church of England""Ecclesiastical Law Society"
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