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Roman Law: Foundation of Modern Legal Systems

This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the historical development of law. It provides a comprehensive and accessible account of Roman private law and civil procedure, grounded in contemporary scholarship. The author sets the law in its social and historical context, and demonstrates the impact of Roman law on our modern legal systems. The inclusion throughout of extracts in translation from the most important sources of Roman law makes it easy for readers to engage with primary sources. The book is highly recommended for students of law, classics, and history.

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ISBN: 9780198736226
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Authors: Paul du Plessis
Date of Publication: 2015-06-23
Format: Paperback
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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, includingthe 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 contemporaryscholarship. 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 the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian . Annotated further readingsections at the end of each chapter act as a guide to further enquiry.Online Resource CentreThe book is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre, containing the following -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
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Roman Law: Foundation of Modern Legal Systems

This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the historical development of law. It provides a comprehensive and accessible account of Roman private law and civil procedure, grounded in contemporary scholarship. The author sets the law in its social and historical context, and demonstrates the impact of Roman law on our modern legal systems. The inclusion throughout of extracts in translation from the most important sources of Roman law makes it easy for readers to engage with primary sources. The book is highly recommended for students of law, classics, and history.