Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law is the leading textbook in the field of Roman law, and has been written with undergraduate students firmly in mind. The book provides an accessible and highly engaging account of Roman private law and civil procedure, with coverage of all key topics, including the Roman legal system, and the law of persons, property, and obligations. The author sets the law in its social and historical context, and demonstrates the impact of Roman law on our modern legal systems. For the fifth edition, Paul du Plessis has included references to a wide range of scholarly texts, to ground his judicious account of Roman law firmly in contemporary scholarship. He has also added examples from legal practice, as well as truncated timelines at the start of each chapter to illustrate how the law developed over time. The book contains a wealth of learning features, including chapter summaries, diagrams and maps. A major feature of the book is the inclusion throughout of extracts in translation from the most important sources of Roman law: the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian. Annotated further reading sections at the end of each chapter act as a guide to further enquiry. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre, containing the following resources: -Self-test multiple choice questions -Interactive timeline -Biographies of key figures -Glossary of Latin terms -Annotated web links -Original Latin versions of the extracts from the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian -Examples of textual analysis of Roman law texts -Guide to the literature and sources of Roman law
Roman law constitutes one of the most important and enduring legacies from the ancient world to the modern. It has helped to shape many of the legal systems of today, and continues to provide an invaluable introduction to the study of legal concepts. The book provides students with an exposition of Roman civil law and procedure, setting the law in the context of the history of Rome and keeping the use of Latin phrases to a minimum. A major feature of the book is the use of texts from the ultimate source of Roman law, the "Digest of Justinian". The texts serve to illustrate the law and to make it more vivid for the reader. Emphasis is placed on the influence of Roman law on the modern world and more extensive reference to the fruits of Roman law scholarship.
Studying Roman Law is an introductory guide aimed at sixth-formers, students and those with a general interest wishing to obtain a basic overview of Roman private law during the first three centuries of the Common Era. It is not meant to be a replacement for more comprehensive and technical manuals on Roman law, but should rather be seen as introductory reading. Written in non-specialist language, it contains a basic overview of the sources of Roman private law and a guide to their use together with a survey of the main areas of the law using primary sources in translation. It also explains the different contexts in which these rules arose and operated as well as the mechanisms by which they were enforced against the backdrop of one of the most sophisticated and influential legal systems of the ancient world.
Presented and written in a friendly and engaging style, Dr Brian Sloan's revised edition is perfectly pitched for today's undergraduate students. Considerable attention is given to the area's rich and evolving case-law, illustrating the relevance of the law to modern life; the central issues and academic debates surrounding inheritance are discussed fully. New to this edition are an introductory chapter covering the demographic and policy context of succession, extensive further reading lists, and diagrams of key concepts, all presented in a clear, modernized design to aid understanding and ease navigation.
This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
A range of representative texts from the Roman legal system introduce the main problems and concerns of Roman families including: divorce and marriage, the pattern of authority within households, property transmission between generations and the supervision of orphans.
The notion and understanding of law penetrated society in Ancient Rome to a degree unparalleled in modern times. The poet Juvenal, for instance, described the virtuous man as a good soldier, faithful guardian, incorruptible judge and honest witness. This book is concerned with four central questions: Who made the law? Where did a Roman go to discover what the law was? How has the law survived to be known to us today? And what procedures were there for putting the law into effect? In The Sources of Roman Law, the origins of law and their relative weight are described in the light of developing Roman history. This is a topic that appeals to a wide range of readers: the law student will find illumination for the study of the substantive law; the student of history will be guided into an appreciation of what Roman law means as well as its value for the understanding and interpretation of Roman history. Both will find invaluable the description of how the sources have survived to inform our legal system and pose their problems for us.
Drei Mädchen. Ein Sommer. Und eine Freundschaft, die ihr Leben für immer verändert. Sommer in Florida. Anfangs sind sie erbitterte Konkurrentinnen: die drei so unterschiedlichen zehnjährigen Mädchen – Raymie, Beverly und Louisiana, die alle an einem Wettbewerb um die »Little Miss Central Florida« teilnehmen. Jede von ihnen hat einen Verlust erlitten und erhofft sich durch den Sieg beim Wettbewerb, das Schicksal korrigieren zu können. Wie sie schließlich enge Freundinnen werden und in einer spektakulären Rettungsaktion, als Louisiana fast ertrinkt, beweisen, was echte Freundschaft vermag, das erzählt Kate DiCamillo, wie nur sie es kann.
A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers
An interdisciplinary, edited collection on social science methodologies for approaching Roman legal sources. Roman law as a field of study is rapidly evolving to reflect new perspectives and approaches in research. Scholars who work on the subject are i
Ein Beitrag zur Rechtsvergleichung und Rechtsvereinheitlichung
Author: Dennis Walczak
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Der Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) ist der Versuch, ein Modell eines modernen gemeineuropaischen Privatrechts zu schaffen. Die 2009 erschienene Endfassung, die DCFR Outline Edition, enthalt auch umfassende Regelungen zum Erwerb und Verlust von Eigentum an beweglichen Sachen. Ebenfalls 2009 erschien die Full Edition des DCFR, die eine Kommentierung sowie rechtsvergleichende Anmerkungen enthalt. Wesentliches Leitmotiv des Gesamtprojekts ist die Starkung des europaischen Binnenmarktes durch Erleichterung des grenzuberschreitenden Handels. Die Verfasser fordern die europaische Privatrechtswissenschaft dazu auf, die Ergebnisse mit der eigenen Rechtsordnung zu vergleichen, sie im Hinblick auf anerkannte Rechtsprinzipien zu untersuchen, umfassend zu beurteilen und moglicherweise sogar Schlusse fur die eigene Rechtsordnung zu ziehen. Dennis Walczak tut genau dies hinsichtlich der Eigentumsubertragung beim Kauf beweglicher Sachen in Europa.