Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law

Author: Paul du Plessis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198736223

Category: Law

Page: 440

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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, 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
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Textbook on Roman Law

Author: J. Andrew Borkowski,Paul J. du Plessis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 417

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Within the space of a thousand years, Roman society transformed itself from an insignificant tribe on the Italian mainland struggling for territorial supremacy, to one of the most accomplished civilisations of the ancient world, whose Empire extended over the greater part of Western Europe, the Mediterranean and northern Africa. This transformation was not a chance event. It was a direct result of the Roman genius for government and the law. Through a relentless campaign of "empire building", Roman armies conquered and subjugated vast territories. Unlike other conquerors of the ancient world, however, the Romans were keenly aware that their dominance of these regions could only be maintained through a process of "Romanization" that included the installation of an effective bureaucracy utilising a flexible system of law. Although the Roman Empire was destined to disintegrate over time, its legal system left an indelible imprint on Western Europe. Roman law, as rediscovered by theItalian Glossators in the eleventh century, provided the conceptual foundation of many modern legal systems, and continues to provide an invaluable introduction to paradigms of legal thought and the study of legal concepts. Above all, Roman law is richly rewarding to study for its own sake, as a remarkable feat of organized good sense and structured orderliness. The book provides students with a lucid and readable exposition of Roman civil law and procedure. To make the subject more accessible, the author sets the law in the context of the history of Rome and keeps the use of Latin phrases to a minimum. A major feature of the book is the use of texts (in translation) from the most important sources of Roman law. The texts serve to illustrate the law and to make it more vivid for the reader. This third edition has been fully updated to reflect recent developments in Romanist scholarship. References to key articles and books have been incorporated into the text and further reading sections included at the end of each chapter. The final chapter on Roman law and the European ius commune has been substantially expanded. Online Resource Centre DT Glossary of Latin terms appearing in the text. DT Annotated web links to search engines and websites devoted to Roman law. DT Comprehensive time line incorporating Roman legal and social history. DT Short biographies of key figures in Roman legal history. DT Original Latin versions of citations reproduced in the book DT Multiple choice questions covering each chapter.
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Textbook on Roman Law

Author: Andrew Borkowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781854316424

Category: Law

Page: 420

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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.
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Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law

Author: Paul J. du Plessis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198848011

Category:

Page: 456

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Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law provides a thorough and engaging overview of Roman private law and civil procedure. It is the ideal course companion for undergraduate Roman law courses, combining clear, comprehensible language and a wide range of supportive learning features with the most important sources of Roman law.
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Textbook on Succession

Author: Andrew Borkowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Inheritance and succession

Page: 371

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When someone dies, their property is distributed in accordance with their will or the rules of intestacy - the cornerstones of the law of succession. The interplay between the wishes of testators and the expectations of family and friends makes for a subject of human interest. This book provides students with an exposition of succession, dispelling the notion of this as a dry subject. Substantial discussion is devoted to central issues such as the limits of testamentary freedom and the rights for spouses and children on intestacy. Considerable attention is given to the rich case law with its panorama of the foibles and failings of many an eccentric testator. The text covers all the major areas of this subject, including the administrations of estates, and is suggested reading for all students studying wills, intestacy andsuccession on law degree or vocational courses. Andrew Borkowski is the author of "Textbook on Roman Law.'
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A Text-Book of Roman Law

From Augustus to Justinian

Author: W. W. Buckland,Peter Stein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521043689

Category: History

Page: 796

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A revised edition of Peter Buckland's classic textbook on Roman Law.
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Roman Law in Context

Author: David Johnston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139425803

Category: History

Page: N.A

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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.
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