Roman Law

Mechanisms of Development

Author: A. Arthur Schiller

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9789027977441

Category: Roman law

Page: 606

View: 4600



The Payment Order of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

A Legal History

Author: Benjamin Geva

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847318665

Category: Law

Page: 784

View: 9834


Examining the legal history of the order to pay money initiating a funds transfer, the author tracks basic principles of modern law to those that governed the payment order of Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Exploring the legal nature of the payment order and its underpinning in light of contemporary institutions and payment mechanisms, the book traces the evolution of money, payment mechanisms and the law that governs them, from developments in Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, Rome, and Greco-Roman Egypt, through medieval Europe and post-medieval England. Doctrine is examined in Jewish, Islamic, Roman, common and civil laws. Investigating such diverse legal systems and doctrines at the intersection of laws governing bank deposits, obligations, the assignment of debts, and negotiable instruments, the author identifies the common denominator for the evolving legal principles and speculates on possible reciprocity. At the same time he challenges the idea of 'law merchant' as a mercantile creation. The book provides an account of the evolution of payment law as a distinct cohesive body of legal doctrine applicable to funds transfers. It shows how principles of law developed in tandem with the evolution of banking and in response to changing circumstances and proposes a redefinition of 'law merchant'. The author points to deposit banking and emerging technologies as embodying a great potential for future non-cash payment system growth. However, he recommends caution in predicting both the future of deposit banking and the overall impact of technology. At the same time he expresses confidence in the durability of legal doctrine to continue to evolve and accommodate future payment system developments.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Descartes to gender and science

Author: Edward Craig

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415187084

Category: Philosophy

Page: 868

View: 6009


Review: "Depth and breadth of coverage, clarity of presentation, impressive bibliographies, excellent use of cross references, and an extensive index combine to make this an impressive reference work. The contributors have addressed both current and past scholarship on world philosophy and religion and have produced a worthy successor to Macmillan's 1967 Encyclopedia of Philosophy. It will be read and understood by the educated public as well as scholars and will be a fine addition to academic and large public library reference collections."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

The Cambridge Companion to Roman Comedy

Author: Martin T. Dinter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107002109

Category: Drama

Page: 438

View: 5893


Provides a comprehensive critical engagement with Roman comedy and its reception presented by leading international scholars in accessible and up-to-date chapters.

Gaius meets Cicero

Law and Rhetoric in the School Controversies

Author: Tessa G. Leesen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004188517

Category: Law

Page: 372

View: 4724


The 'school controversies' between the Sabinians and the Proculians continue to be the focus of debate in Roman law. The present volume attempts to determine what gave rise to these controversies by associating them with legal practice and the use of topic-related argumentation.

The Anglo-American Legal Heritage

Introductory Materials

Author: Daniel R. Coquillette

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press


Category: Law

Page: 642

View: 6805


This fascinating book about our legal heritage is copiously illustrated, original materials. From our cultural roots in the Roman law, Anglo-Saxon dooms, and English feudalism, to modern crises of social revolution and reform, this work shows how legal culture is part of what has been called the "seamless web" of history. Most introductory books rely heavily, if not exclusively, on secondary sources. This book, however, provides carefully edited and chosen primary sources and culminates with provocative excerpts of the most recent twentieth-century historical criticism. Also included are many useful charts and diagrams, and an extensive bibliography for each chapter suggests and encourages further study. Today we face dynamic challenges to our system of justice and to our legal profession. The experience of the centuries, however, is available to us, as it was to the founders of our legal order in ages past.