The Cambridge Companion to Roman Law – Edited by David Johnston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Online publication date: February 2015
Print publication year: 2015
Online ISBN: 9781139034401
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.
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Introduction: Rome : a historical sketch
Part I: The Roman legal system
The sources of Roman law
Part II: The law of persons
Status, slavery, and citizenship
The Roman family
Part III: The law of property and inheritance
Interests in property
Part IV: The law of obligations
Obligations : common principles and obligations arising from contracts
Obligations arising from delict
Part V: Roman law and the modern world
Roman law and the European Ius commune.
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