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Roman Law in Context : Key Themes in Ancient History - David Johnston

Roman Law in Context

Key Themes in Ancient History

By: David Johnston, P.A. Cartledge (Editor), Peter Garnsey (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th December 1999
ISBN: 9780521639613
Number Of Pages: 164

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Roman Law in Context explains how Roman law worked for those who lived by it, by viewing it in the light of the society and economy in which it operated. The book discusses three main areas of Roman law and life: the family and inheritance; property and the use of land; commercial transactions and the management of businesses. It also deals with the question of litigation and how readily the Roman citizen could assert his or her legal rights in practice. In addition it provides an introduction to using the main sources of Roman law. The book ends with an epilogue discussing the role of Roman law in medieval and modern Europe, a bibliographical essay, and a glossary of legal terms. The book involves the minimum of legal technicality and is intended to be accessible to students and teachers of Roman history as well as interested general readers.

' ... an attractive volume that effectively balances the needs of the series in which it appears with the author's desire to provide a fresh look at Roman law.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Introduction
Sources and methodology
Family and inheritance
Property
Commerce
Litigation
Epilogue
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ISBN: 9780521639613
ISBN-10: 0521639611
Series: Key Themes in Ancient History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 13th December 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.29