New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
xiii, 539 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / David Johnston Roman law and its intellectual context / Laurens Winkel Sources of law from the Republic to the Dominate / David Ibbetson Roman law in the Provinces / John Richardson Documents in Roman practice / Joseph Georg Wolf Writing in Roman legal contexts / Elizabeth A. Meyer Patristic sources / Caroline Humfress Justinian and the Corpus Iuris Civilis / Wolfgang Kaiser Slavery, familly, and status / Andrew Lewis Property / Paul Du Plessis Succession / David Johnston Commerce / Jean-Jacques Aubert Delicts / A.J.B. Sirks Litigation / Ernest Metzger Crime and punishment / Andrew Lintott Public law / A.J.B. Sirks The law of new Rome : Byzantine law / Bernard H. Stolte The legacy of Roman law / Laurent Mayali Canon law and Rome law / R. H. Helmholz Political thought / Magnus Ryan Roman law in the modern world / Reinhard Zimmermann.
"The Cambridge Companion to Roman Law This book reflects the wide range of current scholarship on Roman law. The essays, newly commissioned for this volume, cover the sources of evidence for classical Roman law; the elements of private law, as well as criminal and public law; and the second life of Roman law in Byzantium, in civil and canon law, and in political discourse from AD 1100 to the present. Roman law nowadays is studied in many different ways, which is reflected in the diversity of approaches in the essays. Some focus on how the law evolved in ancient Rome, others on its place in the daily life of the Roman citizen, still others on how Roman legal concepts and doctrines have been deployed through the ages. All of them are responses to one and the same thing: the sheer intellectual vitality of Roman law, which has secured its place as a central element in the intellectual tradition and history of the West. David Johnston is a Queen's Counsel who practises at the Bar in Scotland, mainly in the fields of public and commercial law. He holds MA, PhD, and LLD degrees from the University of Cambridge. From 1993 to 1999 he was Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Christ's College. He is currently an honorary professor at Edinburgh Law School. Johnston is the author of many publications, including The Roman Law of Trusts (1988), Roman Law in Context (1999), and Prescription and Limitation (second edition, 2012)"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-524) and index.
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